Conditional Sentences: Imaginary worlds

Look at the sentence below:

If I were you, I would study harder.

What kind of situation do the sentences above describe? Real or Imaginary?


Sentences like the above describe situations which exist only in our imagination. They describe hypothetical or unreal possibilities.

Let’s look at more examples from The Big Bang Theory

We call sentences like this Conditional Sentences, type II

Learn a bit more. Click on the following links:

The Second Conditional

If Clause Type 2

Or maybe, you need to watch a video with some explanations:


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

If only / I wish

Wish & If onlyl

I wish, If only

I wish, If only II

Expressing a wish or a regret

Exercise 1

Exercise 2