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_____ I had the money, I would buy a big house.

If I knew the solution to your problem, I _______ tell you.

I _______ buy the house if I had the money.

I could go to your party _____ I didn't have another commitment.

If I ________ a celebrity, I would hide from the paparazzi.

If I were wealthy, I _________ have to work so hard.

If I had studied earlier, I ___________ have to stress out the night before my big test.

If I had passed my driving exam, I ______ have gone on the road trip with you.

Cindy could come out and play with you if she ________ a good girl.

If Andrew were more polite, he ________ say such things in front of our guests.

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168 Comments on “The 2nd Conditional: WOULD & COULD”

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1st comment. yay
And thank you so much for the leson mr. Benjamin

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Very useful lesson, if i had two millions i’d give you one. Thank Benjamin.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

good lesson Thank you

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Good nice work

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

    in fact use it with amagin and dream

    Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

I got 7 correct out of 10 but I am not fully command on such model verb how to use.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks teacher Benjamin, so useful lesson.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thank you very much!

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

If I were a millionaire, I would travel all around the world. I could also start a new life. And I should do it properly in a new country, too. As the teacher said, it´d be a dream coming true.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

10 out of 10 :)

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks Benjamin for this lesson….was great :)

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks Benjamin, Your lesson Cleared my concept.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

thank-i got 9 from 10

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

good lesson and nice jacket ;)

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 6th 2016


    Friday, December 28th 2018

What an impeccable lesson!. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Benjamin

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks Mr. Ben!!!
That jacket matches very well with a Harley or a Triumph. Do you like motorbikes??

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Very good, Benjamin! If I were a rich man, I would pay US$ 1000 for each one of your English video lessons. Thanks a lot. Bye!

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

10 out of10. Where is the dibby dibby dum?

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

10 of 10!

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanks . I really got new information

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thank you, Ben.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

That structure of the sentences with modals verbs is quite hard to learn, But you made it easier.Thank you Benjamin ..

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

good lesson. Thanks

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thank you,Benjamin! I got 8/10

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

If I were rich in Ukraine I would not go to America.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

10/10 = 100%

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

You’re the freakin best with Adam. No doubt

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Hello from China~ Thanks for your lesson. Keep working for you and me

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Nice lesson, Benjamin. However, the quiz needs amending.

Please note that question 7 and 8 are NOT examples of the 2nd conditional; they are mixed conditional sentences (3rd + 2nd). As for question 9, both “was” and “were” are correct in current English. However, in testing situations and in formal writing I always recommend that you choose “were” in case the test key is imperfect.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

I don’t understand why you use WERE with I which I think prefer is WAS. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

I got 3/10 i am so sad😩

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

so do I

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

The reason for using were instead of was (after I in this case) or the grammar or the grammar name of or grammar expression for it is called SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD.

There is possibility to use was instead of were and it is and was using in some cases, but it is essentially grammatically incorrect or has essentially different meaning.

There is quite nice article about it here:


Wednesday, September 7th 2016

    This is exactly what I was wrong and I needed additional info.

    I answered WAS to bellow question:
    9. Cindy could come out and play with you if she _____ a good girl.
    Which is wrong. Correct is WERE, because WHERE is used for all persons.

    From site you have provided it is also very interesting exception. See bellow two examples:
    “If I WERE sick, I wouldn’t be here.”

    This is 2nd conditional: I + WERE. Because this is hypothetical, it isn’t true right now. I am not sick right now.

    But bellow is very interesting:
    “If I WAS sick, she would give me medicine that tasted terrible.”

    In this case “I + WAS” is not hypothetical and so it is not 2nd conditional. “If I was sick” it means “Whenever I was sick …” This is true, not hypothetical, and it just look like story telling.

    Monday, January 1st 2018

The reason for using were instead of was (after I in this case) or the grammar or the grammar name of or grammar expression for it is called SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD.
There is possibility to use was instead of were and it is and was using in some cases, but it is essentially grammatically incorrect or has essentially different meaning.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

If I were a native spiker I wouldn’t learn this lesson.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

    Many native speakers should also learn little bit of grammar. Sometimes I wonder why some strange form was used, but it well may be to the wrong grammar, because of modern day to day speech.

    Monday, January 1st 2018


Wednesday, September 7th 2016

hello there,
I’ve got 10 out of 10.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Hello! for the question 10, “couldn’t” could be a good response?
I think, it’s just as..?! :/

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Somebody can explain to me ‘How to use EVER’. I’m quite confused with this word.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

    “When ever I would like to drink a beer, my wife prevents me to.”
    The as:
    “Every time I would like …”

    Monday, January 1st 2018

Thanks Benjamin for this lesson. 10/10!!

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

You’re doing well as always :) I got 100 points because of your presentation if you were a cold-blooded person I
Wouldn’t get enjoy while watching this video :D

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

A little bit hard for using in conversation.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

I’d say so – slightly difficult for using in conversation (for my level).
Thank you Benjamin. Your lesson was good.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Great! 100 points

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

i could not find the first leasens of learning english i want to start from begening can you help me

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

I got 9/10. :)) One mistake when i mix up “was and were”.
Thank you for a good lession.
Take care everyone.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

ı got it that we use ‘were’ when we use ‘I’ in ıf clause sentences. But in quiz ‘were’ using with ‘she’ . is that true? is that possible? or may ı use ‘was’then say ‘she’ ?

Thursday, September 8th 2016

Well, If I had passed my driving exam I WOULDN´T HAVE…” I was thinking a bus trip and to leave her alone at home. Ha!

Thursday, September 8th 2016

thank you.
from Mongolia

Friday, September 9th 2016

Thank you for this lesson Benjamin. Conditional is one of the most forgettable topics, at least for me.

You look great with that jacket …I want one too!

Friday, September 9th 2016

Thank you Benjamin. you courage me to learn English.

Friday, September 9th 2016

thank you , i got 9 out of 10

Saturday, September 10th 2016

Good work.Thanks.

Sunday, September 11th 2016

Great teaching! Thanks a lot Mr. Benjamin.
And this exam, I totally got 9 out of 10.

Sunday, September 11th 2016

If I were a millionaire, I wouldn’t be renting an apartment in Toronto. Instead I’d buy a house near Saint Clair West or Sandbanks.
If I were a millionaire, I would hire a nanny to look after my active and cute toddler.
And my last sentence, if I were a millionaire I could donate some money to all the great teachers at Engvid. Thanks Benjamin for the lesson and music.

Sunday, September 11th 2016

I think the quiz have diferents condicional forms

Sunday, September 11th 2016

Great teaching site and dainik bhashkar news paper

Monday, September 12th 2016

Thanks teacher and rider Benjamin, for this reviewing lesson!

If I weren’t satisfied, I wouldn’t congratulate you so much :)

Take care on the road.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

why we have to use ” she were ” instead of ” she was “? Hoping Mr. Benjamin would reply this comment. Thank you :)

Friday, September 16th 2016

    If she studied she would be a good student. — it is a standard form of the 2nd Conditional.
    If she were to study she would be a good student. — if you use «were to do smth», you want to emphatize that this situation is highly unlikely to happen.

    Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Thank you

Saturday, September 17th 2016

thanks a million! I have a question, which one of these sentences is grammatically correct?
-I am looking forward to see you.
-I am looking forward to seeing you.
Thank you for your time.

Saturday, September 17th 2016

    Hi Parya. The second one is correct. Best wishes

    Thursday, December 22nd 2016

    After word “to” should always come “infinitive” so “see” in you sample.

    But this is some kind phrase, so correct is:
    -I am looking forward to seeing you.

    I would also like to have an explanation why is this exception, if someone knows.

    Monday, January 1st 2018

Great lesson , thank you for teaching us .

Sunday, September 18th 2016

I got 9 correct answers yay

Monday, September 19th 2016

    yaay…same here 9/10

    Saturday, March 18th 2017


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Monday, September 19th 2016

Very thanks for the amazing video, I’m learning more from engvid every single day.
Taking this opportunity, is it possible to make questions using this structure? I mean, for example…
“If you were invisible, would you sneak into ladies room?”
Something like that…
Thank you again and please,fell free to correct my text.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

I got 8 /10

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Well done mate. That lesson was ace. Thx.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

I could swear I saw the 3rd conditional in the quiz. Didn’t I?

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

I’ve just got 8/10.Hic.I will try again.
Thank you!

Monday, September 26th 2016

    thats pretty decent score for a beginner

    Tuesday, October 4th 2016

I got 10/10 , thank you for the lesson ^^

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

10/10. if I were a teacher I would have scored more than 10 lol

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

thanks so much!

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

i finally had ten out of ten. Everytime is more and more difficult to learn english because in my case I don´t know anyone to speak English :(

Saturday, October 8th 2016

Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, October 11th 2016

Thanks for the very clear explanation.

Friday, October 14th 2016

Hey Benjamin!
Nice lesson, thank you. Where did you buy your leather jacket? That’s exactly the model I am looking for. If you would be so nice to give me the name of the brand, I could buy the same as you, and I would be so happy!
Is it a Schott? Thank you for your answer.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Thank you so much for your lesson.

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thanks dear Bejamin for the nice lesson. Even though It’s first times to learn with you but i enjoy this vdo!!!

Saturday, October 22nd 2016

she were?

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Mr.Benjamin I’d like to ask you to make a video about the word “Hence” because there’s a lot of sentences about this word that I don’t understand like “hence the dream” or “hence the bravery” or hence the importance” so would you please do this for me ???

Monday, October 24th 2016

we learned ”I was” before, but why ”were”? to be polite? I couldn’t get the point in this incident.

Monday, October 31st 2016

hi teacher i have a question i hope u help me
about question 9 why the answer is she were
i choose was and i got 90%
and thanks

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

Benjamin, Do a lesson in a native way of speaking.(ignoring consonant sounds and etc.) I’ve been listening to all of you for a long time, although I do not usually log in, You people have never done even a single lesson speaking as fast as native speakers usually do. For the convenience of listeners, you may make them understand what you said before.
Benjamin Please, Do At least one lesson, I have commented the same on Adam’s Channel(an American Teacher on engvid)
I’ll be indebted to you if you do this for me.

Saturday, November 5th 2016

8 out of 10.. not bad. Thanks Benjamin..

Sunday, November 6th 2016

it was a informative lesson. Thanks Benjamin :)

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

thank you so much

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

Hi Benjamin!
Thanks for the class…

Benjamin, please, can you give me an explanation about this answer:
Cindy could come out and play with you if she ________ a good girl.
will be

It is not supposed to be was?

Thanks again.


Thursday, November 24th 2016

you are a very good teacher.

Saturday, November 26th 2016

Hi Benjamin. I have a question :) Why is in question 9 “…she were..”? It should be ” she was”. should it?
Thanks and congratulations for yours videos ;)

Sunday, November 27th 2016

I got 8 out of 10.
I dont understand this one.
Cindy could come out and play with you if she ________ a good girl.
will be

I choice that if she was a good girl…
but correct answer is that if she were a good girl.
Thanks in advance….

We love ENGVID.

Saturday, December 17th 2016

The question number 7 uses “conditional tense + verb in present perfect” instead of “conditional tense + verb in inf.”? is it still second conditional?

Sunday, December 18th 2016

Thanks a lot!

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Wow, thank you, Benjamin!!I like your lessons! :)

Thursday, January 12th 2017

Hello! Thank you for the video!
I have a question about the quiz. 8th question – is it a 3rd conditional?
If I HAD passED my driving exam, I WOULD HAVE GONE on the road trip with you.

And 7th question:
If I HAD studiED earlier, I ___________ have to stress out the night before my big test.
It’s not a Past Simple.

Just to understand:) Thank you!

Friday, January 13th 2017

Hello Sir,

I would like to thank you for your great assistance. And if it wasn’t for you we would not have known all these grammar lessons.

Monday, January 16th 2017

love this lessson

Saturday, January 28th 2017

Thanks lot.
Great lesson:)

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Thank you sir

Monday, March 6th 2017

I could take 100 marks if I had watched your videos carefully.

Monday, March 6th 2017

Good lesson. Thanks!

Monday, March 27th 2017

thanks a lot!

Saturday, April 15th 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Monday, May 8th 2017

thank you

Saturday, May 13th 2017

i am really confused , when i read novel i discover the writer use could and would in futre tense and here a lesson that prove that:
would you like to clarify this matter please ?

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Nice…very clear. Thanks!!!!!

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

i think this lesson is not finish yet , in fact we can use could in future even without if :
-the growing threat of cliamte change could define the contours of this century more dramatically –
barack obama paris nov,30,2015

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

thank you benjamin

Sunday, June 4th 2017

Thank you very much to help me unsdertand the conditionals!!
People I am really sorry for my Picture, I tried to change but I could not ;o(

Monday, June 12th 2017

    Haha! You should be able to upload your own picture here.

    Monday, June 12th 2017

thanks Benjamin

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

If i were your student,i would laugh all long. Thank you,teacher!

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

I think, I have got it. Thanks Benjamin

Monday, July 24th 2017

Thank you! It’s very interesting. I’d like you to give the lesson about the third conditional.
Sorry, but i answered 9 from ten questionscorrectly

Friday, July 28th 2017

I love your accent

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Nice jacket

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Thanks Benjamin, my score: 10/10 :D

Sunday, August 13th 2017

If I had only listened to my parents to study hard when I was a student, I would not experience this difficulty in studying English.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

When u talk in third person, can u put “were”? I don’t understand because in the test came out: “Cindy could come out and play with you if she WERE a good girl”.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Got 10 out of 10 but leave the jacket at home!!!

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Thank you, Benjamin!!! If I were rich, I would pay you the million pounds you deserve!!!

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Thanks ,Mr Benjamin , thats helpfull

Monday, October 9th 2017

thank you for the lesson Mr benjamin i would you to review if i had had more money i would have traveled more than i do now ,
what kind of conditional is that ?

Sunday, November 19th 2017


Wednesday, November 29th 2017

why we use were with i ,he and she

Monday, January 22nd 2018

thanks ? <3

Wednesday, February 7th 2018

Thank you very much. It has been a good lesson .

Monday, March 5th 2018

the point number eight is 3rd conditional, isn´t it?

Sunday, April 15th 2018

In 7 and 8, present perfect were used in if clauses.
Due to we are speaking strictly about second and not mixed conditionals, we should only use simple past, shouldn’t we?

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Hey Benjamin,
Thank you for the great lessons.
Just a comment! The 8th question in the test is actually the 3rd conditional, not the 2nd one. (If I had passed my driving…)

Sunday, June 3rd 2018

Great lesson.
Now the exercise time
If + past simple + would/should/could + infinitive without TO

1. If I were an American girl, I wouldn’t have to prepare for the IELTS test.
2. If I were you, I would do anything to make it come true.
3. If I had the money you require, I should have given those to you for your medical treatment.
4. If I were a coco bird, I would fly all the skies and see the world right from above.
5. If only you were a great man, I would marry you and start a new.
6. I could buy a big home if I had not lend her my money.
7. If only there were some peanuts in the caddy, I could make an ice-cream shake and have fun.
8. I could go outside and enjoy rain if there were some park in the society.
9. If only I knew how to drive, I could visit my parents during such wonderful weather these days.
10. If only I had studied A levels, I wouldn’t have to study harder to improve my English language skills.
11. I could call my family to the big party at my home if I hadn’t ignored them a the time of my marriage.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

    Good Phrases, those are came to add up.
    Thanks Ashifa!

    Sunday, June 14th 2020

9/10!! Thank you so much.

Saturday, September 1st 2018

10/10! Thank you.

Monday, September 24th 2018

If I wouldn’t learn English I couldn’t pass this test. I ‘ve done it. 100%.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

Tx for this video it is helpful, but I have a question 1.I______ a car.we_____ drive up to the mountains.( rent,can )
Answer : I rented a car.we could drive up to the mauntains. I mean my answer is correct or incorrect

Thursday, October 18th 2018

If I were celebrity I would meet my favourite star.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Why in the test “she was” is nor correctly? Why do it need “she were”?

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    cuz it’s rule of conditional sentences type 2

    Wednesday, November 28th 2018

10 out of 10. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 28th 2018

9 of 10. Thanks

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Thanks much for this video !
If I were a millionaire, I would pay you a hundred dollars for every videos you make.

Saturday, April 20th 2019

hi cant we use i shuldnt

Friday, April 26th 2019

In the test, isn’t the seventh question about the third conditional ?

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

Benjamin, Thank a lot! <3

Tuesday, July 30th 2019

thank you

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Hi Benjamin! Your lessons are always interesting. But sometimes I make mistakes: when I have to use the verbs “could” and “would” correctly.

Sunday, December 1st 2019

Finally I understand conditionals thank you so much

Friday, January 3rd 2020

Thank you Mr. Benjamin.

Sunday, January 12th 2020

Thanks a lot, 100

Monday, March 2nd 2020

Thank you!

Thursday, April 30th 2020

“And if you saw my love, you’d love her, too” :)
thanks for the lesson

Friday, May 15th 2020


Sunday, May 17th 2020

Thank you,Benjamin! I got 9/10

Monday, May 18th 2020

Thanks Benjamin, I got 10/10.
This kind of class and subject is very useful for Our English development.
Have a nice Sunday!

Sunday, June 14th 2020

I loved this teacher.
Thank you so much for your help.
If I were teacher, I would teach like him :)

Thursday, June 18th 2020

Muchas gracias Benjamin!

Saturday, June 27th 2020

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