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Message de jamal70 posté le 22-02-2010 à 16:58:24 (S | E | F)
well, i am a little bit confused about the use of conditional
o.k for type one it s clear with me , but i find a little confusion in type two and three.
i can t make it clear in my mind. what is really the difference between the two types, since they both deal with something in the past?
Réponse: Conditional types 2&3 de headway, postée le 22-02-2010 à 17:13:05 (S | E)
Second conditional is used to express:
- unreal situations:
If I were 20 again, I would spend my nights out.
-things you don't expect to happen:
If I won on the lottery I would get nice cars and a big house.
when the 'if'clause is in the simple past, the main clause goes with "would+ infinitive"
Third conditional is used when you want to express regrets/to criticize people:
If only I had known.... I would have helped you.
'If'clause is in the past perfect tense and main clause is in past conditional(would+have).
Hope I helped.
Modifié par headway le 22-02-2010 17:26
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