First Conditional and the second one.

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

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/1st-conditional.html
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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.)

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/2nd-conditional.html
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RonBee said:
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Red5 said:
RonBee said:
I'm not doing your job, am I? :wink:

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

That's exactly what we would like to see from staff. :up:

Thanks a bunch!

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