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Conditional II #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:27 am   Conditional II
 

Test No. incompl/elem-11 "Conditionals", question 4

I would want very much to move to a new house if I ......... that job.

(a) have
(b) having
(c) had

Test No. incompl/elem-11 "Conditionals", answer 4

I would want very much to move to a new house if I had that job.

Correct answer: (c) had

Your answer was: incorrect
I would want very much to move to a new house if I have that job.
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please explain why so in dis question test, please.

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Conditional II #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 24, 2005 13:15 pm   Conditional II
 

If I had that job is a condition II construction.

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Conditional II #3 (permalink) Sun May 20, 2007 5:23 am   Conditional II
 

what's "condition II construction"?
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Conditional II #4 (permalink) Sun May 20, 2007 7:46 am   Conditional II
 

Hi,

You might like to look at some material I've written for the site on conditionals:

Grammar Lesson: Conditionals
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/13/index.html

The conditionals are usually:

If I win the lottery, I shall/will/I'll buy a new car (I) (1))
If I won the collery, I should/would/I'd buy a new car (II) (2)
If I had won the lottery, I should have/would have/I'd have bought a new car.(III) (3)

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Conditional II #5 (permalink) Sun May 20, 2007 12:37 pm   Conditional II
 

That's great, thanks mate.
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Conditional II #6 (permalink) Thu May 28, 2009 10:48 am   Conditional II
 

Hi Alan,
The question is a little bit off topic. It's about articles. In your previous example:
Quote:
If I win the lottery, I shall/will/I'll buy a new car (I) (1))

Why did you use defenite article before 'lottery' and indefenite before 'car'?
I guess they have the same level of generality and we should use 'a' in both cases.. Or it just doesn't matter in this example..
Could you comment please.

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Conditional II #7 (permalink) Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:38 am   Conditional II
 

Wouldn't "have" be more appropriate in the following sentence?

I will move to a new house if I have that job.
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Conditional II #8 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:52 am   Conditional II
 

Torsten wrote:
If I had that job is a condition II construction.
Could you explain me .what is the Conditional II ,why we use had in the sentence.
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Conditional II #9 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:02 am   Conditional II
 

Hi Sroth,

Please read this: http://www.english-test.net/lessons/13/index.html

Also, the phrase 'could you explain me' does not exist in English. The correct phrases is: "Could you please explain" or "Could you please explain to me".

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Conditional II #10 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:04 am   Conditional II
 

We can say,they have a runny nose.
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Conditional II #11 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:04 am   Conditional II
 

Romashka wrote:
Hi Alan,
The question is a little bit off topic. It's about articles. In your previous example:
Quote:
If I win the lottery, I shall/will/I'll buy a new car (I) (1))

Why did you use defenite article before 'lottery' and indefenite before 'car'?
I guess they have the same level of generality and we should use 'a' in both cases.. Or it just doesn't matter in this example..
Could you comment please.

Best regards,
Roman

Hi Roman,

We use the definite article with 'lottery' because there usually only one lotter and everyone knows what lottery we are talking about.

We use the indefinite article with car because it can be any car.

Hope this helps.
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Conditional II #12 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:06 am   Conditional II
 

Khetu wrote:
Wouldn't "have" be more appropriate in the following sentence?

I will move to a new house if I have that job.

Your sentence should read:
I will move to a new house if I get that job. (Conditional I)

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Conditional II #13 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:08 am   Conditional II
 

Sroth wrote:
We can say,they have a runny nose.

Please use this thread: Could I also say "they have a runny or stuffy nose"?

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Conditional II #14 (permalink) Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:47 am   Conditional II
 

Thanks, It's helpful.
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conditional II #15 (permalink) Fri Oct 28, 2011 16:16 pm   conditional II
 

Dear Alan:

thanks for your explanation about conditional II. before that i don't know conditional in grammar. now i can understand it.

For instance

if i win the game, i shall buy a gift to my parents
if i won the game, i should buy a gift to my parents
if i had won the game, i should have bought a gift to my parents.
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