Second Conditional Quiz Questions And Answers

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Welcome to the Second Conditional Quiz: Questions and Answers! Delve into the captivating realm of English grammar with this comprehensive quiz. In the study of the English language, the second conditional is a grammatical structure that involves using 'if,' followed by the past simple tense and 'would' with an infinitive. For instance, consider the sentence, 'If I saw the movie, I would enjoy it.'
Are you prepared to put your knowledge of the second conditional to the test and expand your expertise with additional examples? This quiz is designed to challenge your understanding of this crucial grammatical concept. Dive into Read morethe intricate world of conditionals, sharpen your linguistic skills, and deepen your proficiency.
Whether you're a dedicated grammar enthusiast or an eager learner, this quiz offers a valuable opportunity to explore and enhance your language skills. Best of luck as you embark on this exciting journey of grammatical discovery.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If Paul ...... a car, he ...... it every day.

    • A.

      Had, would drive

    • B.

      Had, drove

    • C.

      Would have, would drive

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Had, would drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had, would drive." This is because the sentence is in the conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation. The use of "had" suggests that Paul did not actually own a car in the past, but if he did, he would drive it every day. The phrase "would drive" further emphasizes the hypothetical nature of the statement, indicating what Paul would do if the condition of owning a car were true.

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  • 2. 

    If Carol ...... a cat, she ...... it Monty.

    • A.

      Would have, called

    • B.

      Had, would call

    • C.

      Would have, would call

    • D.

      Would, have

    Correct Answer
    B. Had, would call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had, would call." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the condition "If Carol had a cat" suggests a hypothetical situation that didn't happen. Therefore, the appropriate verb tense to use is "had" to indicate the unreal past condition. The second part of the sentence "she would call it Monty" follows the same pattern of the unreal past condition, using "would call" to indicate the hypothetical action Carol would take if she had a cat.

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  • 3. 

     I ...... very happy if I ...... Japanese.

    • A.

      Would be, spoke

    • B.

      Would be, would speak

    • C.

      Were, would speak

    • D.

      Would, spoke

    Correct Answer
    A. Would be, spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would be, spoke". In this conditional sentence, the first part expresses a hypothetical situation in the past ("I would be"), while the second part describes the action that would happen in that situation ("spoke"). This construction is used to talk about imagined or unreal situations in the present or future.

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  • 4. 

    Joe and Sally ...... Zoe if they ...... her number.

    • A.

      Phoned, would know

    • B.

      Phoned, knew

    • C.

      Would knew, would

    • D.

      Would phone, knew

    Correct Answer
    D. Would phone, knew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would phone, knew." This answer is correct because it follows the correct conditional sentence structure. The first part of the sentence uses the conditional "would phone" to indicate a hypothetical action in the future. The second part of the sentence uses the past tense "knew" to indicate that Joe and Sally already possessed the knowledge of Zoe's number.

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  • 5. 

    If I ...... her some money, she ...... it all at once.

    • A.

      Would give, would spend

    • B.

      Gave, would spend

    • C.

      Would give, spent

    • D.

      Give, spent

    Correct Answer
    B. Gave, would spend
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gave, would spend". This is because the sentence is in the conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation. "Would give" suggests a hypothetical action of giving money, and "would spend" suggests a hypothetical action of spending it.

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  • 6. 

    He ...... at the Sheraton if he ...... a poor man. (not stay, be)

    • A.

      Wouldn't stay, would be

    • B.

      Didn't stay, were

    • C.

      Would stay, are

    • D.

      Wouldn't stay, were

    Correct Answer
    D. Wouldn't stay, were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't stay, were". This is because the sentence is in the conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation. The use of "wouldn't stay" suggests that he would not choose to stay at the Sheraton. The use of "were" is the correct verb form to match the hypothetical situation, indicating that he is not actually a poor man.

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  • 7. 

     If I ...... a car, I ...... to work. 

    • A.

      Had, drove

    • B.

      Would have, would drive

    • C.

      Had, would drive

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Had, would drive
    Explanation
    This sentence is a conditional statement in the past tense. The first part of the sentence "If I had a car" suggests a hypothetical situation in the past. The second part of the sentence "I would drive to work" indicates the result or action that would have happened if the hypothetical situation were true. Therefore, the correct answer is "had, would drive" as it accurately represents the conditional relationship between the two parts of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    If you ...... a lion in the street, what ......?

    • A.

      Saw, would you do

    • B.

      'd seen, would you do

    • C.

      Saw, did you do

    • D.

      See, do

    Correct Answer
    A. Saw, would you do
    Explanation
    If you saw a lion in the street, what would you do? This question is asking about a hypothetical situation where the person sees a lion on the street and is asking what their response or action would be in that situation. The correct answer is "saw, would you do" because it correctly matches the verb tense and conditional structure of the question.

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  • 9. 

    If I ...... stronger, I ...... you to carry the piano.

    • A.

      Am, 'd help

    • B.

      Were, 'd help

    • C.

      'd be, 'd help

    • D.

      Was, help

    Correct Answer
    B. Were, 'd help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were, 'd help." This answer is in the subjunctive mood, which is used to express hypothetical or unreal conditions. In this case, the sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation where the speaker is stronger. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "to be" is "were" instead of "am" or "was." Additionally, the contraction "I'd" is used to shorten "I would" in the phrase "I'd help," indicating that the speaker would be willing to assist in carrying the piano if they possessed the strength to do so.

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  • 10. 

    They ...... stupid if they  ...... him about their secret.

    • A.

      'd be, told

    • B.

      Were, told

    • C.

      'd be, 'd tell

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 'd be, told
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "'d be, told." This is because the sentence is talking about a hypothetical situation where "they" would be stupid if they told a secret. The phrase "They'd be" is a contraction of "They would be" and indicates the hypothetical condition. The word "told" is the past tense of the verb "tell" and completes the sentence by indicating the action of informing or revealing something to “him.”

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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