Tag: conditional-constructions

55 Use "him" or "her" in this sentence about a hypothetical gender switch? 2016-05-18T08:33:53.360

24 First, second and third conditional 2013-04-06T12:13:06.703

19 Conditional in the past -- "If Vietnam *would* fall..." 2013-12-11T08:49:51.537

16 Difference between "if + present, will + infinitive" and "if + present, would + infinitive" 2015-08-31T06:54:16.690

15 In those days, you could have been (could be?) killed for any trifle 2014-11-02T14:59:24.953

14 Difference between "even if" and "even though" 2013-01-23T23:55:15.543

14 "Might" vs. "may". What's the difference? 2013-01-25T03:30:39.777

13 Tense agreement in the past irrealis conditionals 2014-05-29T13:25:26.070

12 Conditional: "are not" vs. "don't be" 2014-12-27T15:27:41.823

12 Does "is" turn into "was" or "were" in indirect speech? 2016-09-27T16:30:00.397

11 Is the "doubly remote" conditional construction optional? 2015-02-24T07:30:18.973

11 Can we negate 'heaven forbid' in a conditional sentence like this: "If heaven didn't forbid it, I'd sleep with her"? 2016-01-21T17:04:17.073

10 What is the difference between "If" and "When" in a conditional clause? 2013-03-11T12:59:19.807

10 Use of the subjunctive versus conditional mood 2014-01-02T10:29:35.537

10 Difference between "if only" and "only if" 2014-10-11T12:39:28.097

10 Can I use future tense and past tense in one sentence with "if"? 2017-07-07T13:38:05.673

9 Is "would + present tense" bad grammar? 2013-07-18T12:35:56.847

9 "can have done" structure? 2014-08-08T15:10:35.623

9 "Will" vs "would" 2014-09-27T11:27:44.147

9 Meaning: "Angular is what HTML **would have been had it been** designed for applications" 2014-11-20T18:46:42.370

9 Should I backshift second conditionals in reported speech? 2015-09-09T19:45:11.110

9 if none observe me -- why not "if none observes me"? 2015-10-11T14:00:16.563

8 Would and could in the same sentence 2013-04-10T00:30:58.673

8 What does "be she" mean? 2013-05-11T12:30:17.627

8 "I _________ with you, but I had to study" 2014-12-12T17:02:04.910

8 It would be great if you expanded your question 2014-12-19T16:12:58.847

8 "I would have liked [to have seen / to see] John ..." 2015-02-27T13:59:45.053

8 Sentence with "had there not" looks incomplete to me 2015-10-03T11:17:36.747

8 What structure is used in "Would Aragorn had he had the ring been"? 2016-08-07T07:41:56.063

8 CNN, conditionals in news sentences don't conform to any conditional types at all. What are they? 2018-01-24T12:49:25.367

7 “Did” vs. “had done” 2014-02-18T00:17:21.483

7 'if', meaning 'even if'. Why would ommision occur in some cases? 2014-05-02T07:01:31.997

7 Inversion in condition clauses 2014-07-12T04:43:02.503

7 If only, with would in two clauses (if only, would + infinitive, would + infinitive ) 2014-10-21T17:19:07.513

7 Meanng of past-tense "wished" in "If I bought that apartment, we'd have a place to party whenever we wished" 2016-01-03T07:53:16.480

6 'Would have' used alone for unreal past situations, not in conditional 2013-05-12T15:17:40.697

6 "If you were to do" compared to "If you did" 2013-06-28T01:38:31.990

6 Can't you use 'could be' instead of 'would be'? 2013-08-24T14:28:18.700

6 If you were or if you are? 2014-01-13T07:13:37.963

6 "if the train was leaving" vs. "if the train were leaving" (indicative vs. subjunctive): difference in meaning 2014-02-24T08:41:03.027

6 why the order of have/had is different 2014-03-01T11:26:03.540

6 Speaking about a real event in the past when it has not happened 2014-06-02T06:23:08.147

6 If : second conditional or third conditional 2014-08-26T04:48:15.193

6 “Would have + past participle” in The Scarlet Letter 2014-12-10T12:57:35.527

6 First and third person in second conditional exception 2014-12-14T11:28:41.627

6 Why is "would" used in this passage? 2015-06-07T16:27:37.553

6 Request contexts for "could" / "would be able to" in incomplete conditionals 2015-09-09T00:16:43.837

6 Is the sentence “Could I smoke here?" ungrammatical? 2018-10-01T15:21:06.347

6 Is "If he had come tomorrow, I would have gone." grammatically correct 2019-03-17T17:23:18.827

5 tense combined present with past 2013-03-14T23:13:32.963

5 What to use after "to think" 2013-03-25T21:33:13.173

5 At the time of speaking, should I use "do", "will", or "would"? 2013-03-27T05:41:45.053

5 subjuctive mood and tense 2013-04-07T02:50:55.917

5 The usage of “If I was going to eat” and “If I am going to eat” 2014-04-02T10:02:58.743

5 When I put 'is' instead of 'be' in: "If she be found guilty" 2014-08-16T11:41:31.117

5 Be VS are, which one in first conditional is correct? 2014-09-04T13:49:25.287

5 using "should" in an if adverbial clause 2014-12-29T17:42:23.303

5 What is the difference between “How do I know?” and “How would I know?” 2015-02-09T06:44:44.433

5 "But that I knew these places are my own" - meaning? 2015-02-10T15:29:28.620

5 How do you say that tree rings (are - will be) closer if there isn't much rain [in a year]? 2015-02-16T06:47:28.223

5 how can I change the imperative sentence into passive form? 2015-03-08T18:32:54.160

5 "Will" or "Would"? 2015-03-25T13:18:56.970

5 Should I use "would be" or "would have been" in the following case? 2015-04-16T07:02:50.750

5 "If someone would answer my question" vs. "If someone answered my question" 2015-07-24T16:17:52.130

5 The meaning of 'If you'll believe me' 2015-08-05T05:07:38.423

5 If you'll pick up some snacks, I'll get the beer 2015-10-06T11:38:37.673

5 "If you ____ to me, you ____ what I was trying to say." 2015-10-08T11:55:07.393

5 tenses agreement, and the usage of the second conditional: "Would it be okay if I didn't (don't) come to your show next week?" 2015-12-10T09:10:40.017

5 Uncertain usage of "should" and construction of the verb 2016-03-03T16:06:02.933

5 Is it grammatical to write the conditionals in two separate sentences? 2016-03-05T14:37:21.513

5 "If you would look it up, you'll find it is a noun." Is this a grammatical conditional construction? 2016-05-01T05:50:13.693

5 Conditional present or past 2016-08-25T06:20:26.343

5 conditional sentence containing both past and present tense. if clause(past)_main (present) 2016-12-23T09:52:22.260

5 A question regarding will/be going to Advanced Grammar in Use 2017-06-28T19:22:24.943

5 "If you explained what you ___ trying to achieve, I would ..." 2017-11-23T17:53:34.097

5 Can we use "would" in present tense? 2018-08-24T10:18:49.530

5 Why sometimes it is correct not to put a comma after an if-clause? 2019-01-12T11:49:02.097

4 May I use "will" in an "if" clause? 2013-03-12T23:18:43.990

4 If and would in the same sentence 2013-06-12T20:34:02.463

4 What is the difference between "had been" and "would have been"? 2013-09-30T06:13:28.533

4 Usage of mixed conditionals - past/present 2013-12-02T19:46:46.910

4 3rd conditional 2014-03-23T13:45:59.677

4 "Could have" = "would possibly have" here? 2014-04-30T15:56:28.613

4 Non-deontic uses of "should have done" 2014-06-06T15:01:30.160

4 Is “if you are the last one left the office” correct? 2014-07-02T13:33:00.550

4 Understanding of a particular type of 'if... will' 2014-07-02T15:42:36.247

4 Can an “if-clause” be used as an extraposed subject? 2014-07-23T13:03:47.187

4 "if not" vs "unless" 2014-08-03T17:59:56.897

4 If he knew I had not found her yet? 2014-08-05T10:09:20.097

4 What is this "would have had to"? 2014-08-09T11:34:51.843

4 Alternative "Higgsless" models would have been considered if the Higgs boson was not discovered 2014-09-25T16:32:27.240

4 past simple vs past perfect in conditionals 2014-10-26T05:37:30.593

4 Should I use "be" in a conditional? 2014-12-05T15:13:50.343

4 Newton's first law, unless + past participle 2014-12-28T02:48:18.803

4 Past modal in English 2014-12-29T15:50:20.620

4 Usages of "in case" and "should" inversion 2014-12-31T18:06:46.553

4 unless VS. till/until 2015-01-14T07:35:03.960

4 Explaining the Second Conditional and the Third Conditional in a "logical" way 2015-03-02T05:45:55.080

4 the subjunctive mood 2015-03-18T01:23:10.310