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    Default First Conditional and the second one.

    Hi.......
    My question is what the differnce between first Conditional and the second one(in meaning).I need answer with examples if you can.
    Thank you a lot.

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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    I hope this helps.

    First Conditional (1st Conditional)

    FORMATION: If + Present Simple, + Will
    USE:
    The first conditional is for future actions dependent on the result of another future action or event, where there is a reasonable possibility of the conditions for the action being satisfied.

    eg: If he gets here soon, I'll speak to him about it. (The speaker believes that there is a reasonable or good chance of seeing him.)

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    Second Conditional (2nd Conditional)

    FORMATION: If + Past Simple, + Would + Base Form
    USE:
    1/ For future actions dependent on the result of another future action or event, where there is only a small possibility of the conditions for the action being satisfied.

    eg: If I won the lottery, I would stop working.

    2/ For imaginary present actions, where the conditions for the action are NOT satisfied.

    eg: If you phoned home more often, they wouldn't worry about you. (The conditions are not satisfied because the person does not phone home, so they do worry.)

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    :wink:
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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
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    I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

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    Not at all! You're doing your job rather well.

    That's exactly what we would like to see from staff.
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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
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    I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

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    Please do.

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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

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    Not at all! You're doing your job rather well.

    That's exactly what we would like to see from staff.
    Thanks a bunch!

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    Default Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
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    I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

    8)
    Please do.
    Um, I should do Red's job now?

    :D :D

    (If this is a conspiracy, it's too public. :wink: )

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