Drugi okres warunkowy

Zastosowanie

Drugiego okresu warunkowego używamy w odniesieniu do sytuacji, które mogłyby wydarzyć się.

Forma

  'If' -clause: past tense main clause: 'would/should'
be: If I was taller, I would become a policeman.
have: If he had any money, he would leave home.
other verbs: If you took a taxi, you would get there quicker.
could: If you could see me now, you would laugh your head off.

'If' + simple past + d' conditional

'if' simple past d' conditional
If it rained tomorrow, we'd stay at home.
If you went by train, you would get there earlier.
If I had longer legs, I would be able to run faster.

Variation 1: 'If' + were/was + 'would/should'

'If' -clause: 'were/was' main clause: 'would/should'
If I/he/she/it were/was ready, I would (should) go.
If you/we/there were ready, we would (should) go.
If I was / were better qualified, I'd apply for the job.
If I were you / in your position, I would accept their offer.
If it weren't for your help, I would still be unemployed.
Were it not for your help, I would still be unemployed.

Variation 2: If + past + modal

'if'-clause: past tense main clause: modal
If he knew the facts, he could / might tell us what to do.
If he could get the facts, he could / might tell us what to do.
If he were here, he could help us.
If he were here, he might help us.
If he failed, he ought to / should try again.
If he were here now, she could be helping us.
If he was in London, he could have met my sister.

Variation 3: If + were to / was to + 'would', etc.

'if'-clause: 'were to/was to' main clause: 'would/should', etc.
If I were to (was to) ask, would you help me?
If you were to ask him, he might help you.
If he were to make an effort, he could do better.
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