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    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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    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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    Re: First Conditional and the second one.

    :wink:
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    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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    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.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    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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    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:

    8)
    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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    Re: First Conditional and the second one.

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

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    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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