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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

Zombies

Give Up

Giving to Charity

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sammy_czx

sammy_czx

China

if i had my own company, i wouldn't be working for my present boss

09:30 PM Apr 21 2010 |

lian12345

Philippines

if i had a time i would be checjking this papers!!

08:00 AM Apr 18 2010 |

lianxs

lianxs

Philippines

if i were you i would not teel it ..

11:38 AM Mar 15 2010 |

CRISTIAN19

CRISTIAN19

Colombia

If I were thief, I would be robbing your kisses Smile

02:29 PM Mar 03 2010 |

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afireinside

Colombia

I wouldn't be learning english if I was born in USA

02:11 AM Feb 27 2010 |

oukanoga

Egypt

i would being rich ,if i lspoke english fluentlyCool

12:34 PM Feb 06 2010 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

I would be buying that expensive one if I wasn't finding the cheap one.

07:08 AM Dec 07 2009 |

Amesmile

Cote D'Ivoire

I would be speaking english if I saw englishbaby earlier 

02:30 PM Nov 23 2009 |

mr.polah

mr.polah

Indonesia

i would be going to  your home if u didnt came to my house..:D

08:14 AM Nov 16 2009 |

MmLLoO

MmLLoO

Germany

OMG I wanna cry Surprised

04:36 PM Oct 23 2009 |