A Grammar Quiz On The Correct Use Of The Second Conditional!

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  • 1. 

    • Imagine the situation: I want to study to get a better job, but I don’t have time. Which is correct?

    • A.

      If I have time, I would study.

    • B.

      I would study if I have time.

    • C.

      If I had time I would study.

    Correct Answer
    C. If I had time I would study.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "If I had time I would study." This is the correct answer because it follows the correct structure of a conditional sentence in the past unreal condition. The use of "had" instead of "have" indicates that the speaker does not currently have time to study. The conditional "if" clause is followed by the result clause "I would study," indicating the speaker's intention or desire to study if they had the time.

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  • 2. 

    • Imagine the situation: I want to go to the gym but I don’t have money. Which is correct?

    • A.

      I’d go to the gym if I had money.

    • B.

      If I had money, I’ve go to the gym.

    • C.

      If I have money I’d go the gym.

    Correct Answer
    A. I’d go to the gym if I had money.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I’d go to the gym if I had money." This sentence is in the correct conditional form, using the past simple in the "if" clause (If I had money) and the conditional form "I’d go" in the main clause. It expresses a hypothetical situation where the speaker wants to go to the gym but is unable to do so due to a lack of money.

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  • 3. 

    • Imagine the situation: Paul wants to have a dog but it’s not allowed in his condominium.
     Which is correct?

    • A.

      If it allowed in his condominium, Paul would have a dog.

    • B.

      If it were allowed, Paul would have a dog.

    • C.

      If Paul had a dog, it would be allowed.

    Correct Answer
    B. If it were allowed, Paul would have a dog.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "If it were allowed, Paul would have a dog." This answer uses the subjunctive mood to express a hypothetical situation. It suggests that if having a dog were allowed in Paul's condominium, he would choose to have one. The use of "were" instead of "is" indicates a hypothetical or unreal condition.

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  • 4. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.
    • Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • If I _______ (have) enough space, I _______ (make) a beautiful garden.

    Correct Answer
    had / would make
    had / 'd make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had / would make, had / 'd make." In this sentence, the speaker is talking about a hypothetical situation in the past. They are saying that if they had enough space, they would have made or would make a beautiful garden. The verb "had" is in the past simple tense to indicate the hypothetical condition, and the verb "would make" or "'d make" is in the conditional tense to indicate the hypothetical result.

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  • 5. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.
    • Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • If I ________ (be) rich, I ________ (donate) money to charity. 

    Correct Answer
    were / would donate
    were / 'd donate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were / would donate" or "were / 'd donate".
    In this conditional sentence, the verb "be" is in the past subjunctive form "were" to express an unreal or hypothetical situation. The second verb "donate" is in the conditional form "would donate" or " 'd donate" to show the potential action that would happen if the condition were true.

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  • 6. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • If the city _______ (not be) so dangerous, I _______ walk on the beach in the evening.

    Correct Answer
    weren't / would walk
    weren't / 'd walk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "weren't / would walk" or "weren't / 'd walk". These answers use the correct verb forms to express a hypothetical situation in the past. The first answer "weren't / would walk" uses the past subjunctive form "weren't" to indicate an unreal condition, and the conditional form "would walk" to show the hypothetical action. The second answer "weren't / 'd walk" also uses the past subjunctive form "weren't" and the contracted form " 'd walk" to indicate the hypothetical action. Both answers convey the idea that if the city were not dangerous, the speaker would walk on the beach in the evening.

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  • 7. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • I ________ (plant) more trees if I ________ (be) the mayor.

    Correct Answer
    would plant / were
    'd plant /were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would plant / were." This is because the sentence is in the conditional form, expressing a hypothetical situation. The verb "would" is used to indicate the conditional action of planting more trees, and "were" is the correct form of the verb "to be" in the subjunctive mood, which is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations.

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  • 8. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • I ________ (be) so stressed if there ________ (not be) so much traffic here.    

    Correct Answer
    wouldn't be / weren't
    'd not be / weren't
    would not be / weren't
    wouldn't be / were not
    'd not be / were not
    'd not be / were not
    Explanation
    If there wasn't so much traffic here, I wouldn't be so stressed.

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  • 9. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • If I _______ (have) more time, I _______ (travel) more. 

    Correct Answer
    had / would travel
    had / 'd travel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had / would travel, had / 'd travel." In this sentence, the first part is a conditional statement in the past tense, using the verb "had." The second part is the result or consequence of that condition, using the modal verb "would" or the contraction "'d" (short for "would") followed by the base form of the verb "travel." This construction expresses a hypothetical situation in the past and the corresponding action that would have taken place.

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  • 10. 

    • Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in parentheses. Separate the answers using a /
    •  
    • She ________ (pass) the exam if she _______ (study) more. 

    Correct Answer
    would pass / studied
    'd pass / studied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would pass / studied,"d pass / studied". In this sentence, the first blank is filled with "would pass" which is the correct form of the verb in the conditional tense. The second blank is filled with "studied" which is the correct form of the verb in the past tense. The alternative answer "'d pass / studied" is also correct as it is a contraction of "would pass" and maintains the same meaning.

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