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The Second Conditional [If (past) ... (would/could)] Hypothetical Situations

The second conditional syntax is:

If (past) .... would/could + verb
Or
would/could + verb ... If (past)

Examples:

If I had a million dollars I would travel all around the world.
If I saw Brat Pitt in the street I would faint (desmayarse)
I wouldn't call him if I were you.

Note:

When you use second conditional you can put the to be verb (were) with the Pronoun I

If I WERE you I would take a vacation

This is very common in 2nd conditional and I recommend using it.

USE:
We use second conditional to talk and express hypothetical cases. We use it to describe imaginary situations.

If I had a million dollars (I don't have a million dollars) I would buy a Ferrari (This is what I would do with the million dollars)

Questions:

What would you do if you found a wallet with 10,000 dollars?
- I would take it to the police.

Would you travel if the air tickets were expensive?
- No, I wouldn't

COMPARISON (1st Conditional VS 2nd Conditional)

1st - If you study you will pass the test - CAUSE AND EFFECT
2nd- If Chris kissed me I would be so happy - Imaginary/hypothetical situation.

Nota del profe:
Solo apuntar que no olviden de usar el verbo en pasado con el if clause (oracion del if) y el would + verbo en el resultado.
Como lo entenderíamos en el español? En el ejemplo:

If I had a million dollars I would buy a Ferrari

Primero tienen que hacer la traducción pensando en el USO de la 2da Condicional. Esto es, es para situaciones hipoteticas así que la traducción seria Si tuviese (tuviera) 1 million de dolares me compraria un Ferrari. Recuerden de que las traducciones pueden varias pero lo importante es que el mensaje no se altera (El mensaje siendo que es una situación hipotetica).

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