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English Present Conditional

(Simple and Progressive)

The English present conditional expresses something that could happen. It's commonly used in the main clause of a would-condition (aka 2nd conditional or Type II conditional), which refers to an unlikely or hypothetical condition and its probable result. The simple conditional is conjugated as would + base form of verb (infinitive without "to").

For example

  • I would fly to Madrid tomorrow if I had the money.
  • If I was the Queen of England, I would give everyone a medal.
  • If it wasn't raining so hard, we would go to the park.

The progressive conditional expresses the probable result of an unfinished or continuing action or situation. It's conjugated as would be + present participle.

For example

  • I would be flying home tomorrow if you wanted me to.
  • She would be working in Spain if she spoke Spanish.
  • He wouldn't be smiling if he knew the truth.
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