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Second Conditional Progressive

The second conditional progressive expresses an unfinished or continuing action or situation, which is the probable result of an unreal condition. This form is composed of two elements: the present conditional of the verb "to be" (would be) + the present participle of the main verb.

For example, "I would be working in Italy if I spoke Italian." But I don't speak Italian, so I'm not working in Italy. Or "She would be living with Jack if she weren't living with her parents." But she is living with her parents, so she's not living with Jack.

To form the negative, change would to wouldn't or would not. For example, "I wouldn't be eating this if I wasn't extremely hungry." But I am hungry, so I am eating this. Or "You wouldn't be smiling if you knew what happened." But you are smiling, so you don't know what happened.

Second Conditional Progressive Grammar Quiz

  1. I living on my own if I had more money.

  2. If Rex had a job, he spending less time at home.

  3. If Chris more people, she would be happier.

  4. If we more money, we would be spending it on stupid things.

  5. I a vacation if I could afford it.

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Second Conditional Progressive Lessons:

Fixin' to Do Something

Above Board


Give Up

Giving to Charity

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks guys that was perfect.

08:33 AM Jun 22 2015 |



i would be living in germany if had more money.

05:07 PM Sep 12 2014 |

ales.marcalSuper Member!


I would speaking English as native, if I had chance to live in USA when I was yanger

10:55 PM Mar 02 2014 |




I wouldn’t be here if I continued my job.

11:30 PM Jan 25 2014 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I would be visiting Bora Bora island if I were rich !

12:07 PM Oct 06 2013 |



I would be travelling around the world with my family if i were rich .

I would be getting a better job if my engilish was well

02:42 AM May 22 2013 |



United States

If i were rich, i would be Helping the poor!

01:28 AM May 22 2013 |



i would be watching kdrama online right now if my internet connection were good.

i would be working in one of the big four if my grades were good!

i would not be here if my english was good..

if i had LMH as my boyfreind, i’d be happy

if i had good looks, i’d have lmh as my bf..

if i had lmh as my bf, we would have broken up coz it wont last

second conditional progressive is hard

04:14 PM Apr 26 2013 |



if i had wings i would be flying over the sky

09:25 AM Mar 09 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


09:28 AM Jan 07 2013 |