1. If his nose was smaller, he _________ very handsome.
2. I would come if I _________ a car.
3. If she _________, she would tell him.
4. If his parents didn’t give him money, he ________ so much.
wouldn’t go out
didn’t go out
5. If she ________ me, she would have told me.
6. He wouldn’t say that if he ________ it.
7. I ________ on a trip around the world if I won the lottery.
8. I ________ that if I were you.
will not do
would not do
9. If these walls _________ thicker, we wouldn’t hear the neighbours.
10. If I were a millionaire, ________ a mansion.
I’m going to buy
PRACTICE SECOND CONDITIONAL
Modal verbs in English:
Modals are different from normal verbs:
1: don’t use an ‘s’ for the third person singular.
2: make questions by inversion (‘she can go’ becomes ‘can she go?’).
3: are followed directly by the infinitive of another verb (without ‘to’).
First, they can be used when we want to say how sure we are that something happened / is happening / will happen. We often call these ‘modals of deduction’ or ‘speculation’ or ‘certainty’ or ‘probability’.
We use ‘can’ and ‘could’ to talk about a skill or ability.
We can use verbs such as ‘must’ or ‘should’ to say when something is necessary or unnecessary, or to give advice.
We can use verbs such as ‘can’, ‘could’ and ‘may’ to ask for and give permission. We also use modal verbs to say something is not allowed.
We can use ‘will’ and ‘would’ to talk about habits or things we usually do, or did in the past.