5 Examples of Second Conditional Sentences
1) If I had the money, I would buy a car.
2) If she studied hard, she wouldn’t fail the exam.
3) If I knew his telephone number, I would call him.
4) If he trained more, he wouldn’t be so tired.
5) If we had more time, we would stay longer.
1) This type of sentence expresses a past unreal situation and it implies that there is no possibility to buy the car now because as we all know money doesn’t grow on trees; even if the person had the money, they probably spent it (or lost it) before buying a car.
2) This sentence suggests that if the person studied harder, there was a possibility to avoid failing their exam; this type of sentence is more likely to be true than the previous example because it focuses on something that might happen in the future.
3) This type of sentence expresses an unreal past situation and it shows that one could have called the person but they didn’t because they either didn’t know about it or forgot about it.
4) “If he trained more, he wouldn’t be so tired.” This type of sentence expresses a real situation and it implies that if someone’s workload is too much for them, they are going to get exhausted after finishing everything.
5) “If we had more time, we would stay longer.” This example suggests that if they had more time, they would choose to stay longer because there is only so much one can do in a certain amount of time.