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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 wasn'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

Giving to Charity

Give Up

Above Board

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01:52 PM Feb 13 2017 |



At first I couldn’t understand that type of conditionals, but it appeared to be clear after this explanation. I discovered for myself a lot of interesting stuff.

But I have one more question. When comma is needed and when to omit it? If I start sentence with IF part, then I need to put comma?

All in all, you have helped me a lot. Now I do not have to buy essay , I can write it myself without making mistakes with conditionals.

11:38 PM Feb 12 2017 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks guys that was perfect.

01:33 AM Jun 22 2015 |



i would be living in germany if had more money.

10:07 AM Sep 12 2014 |

ales.marcalSuper Member!


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

02:55 PM Mar 02 2014 |




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

03:30 PM Jan 25 2014 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

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

05:07 AM 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

07:42 PM May 21 2013 |



United States

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

06:28 PM May 21 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

09:14 AM Apr 26 2013 |