He is running a relay race.
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Continuous Conditionals

Definition:

Continuous is an action that continues for a length of time. ( Example 1)

You should know the continuous verbs (progressive tense) from your previous lessons.

Conditional + Continuous is used to discuss unreal or imaginary situations that continues for a length of time.

Remember it is called "unreal" because it is not likely or possible the action will happen.

Example:

1. He is running a marathon.
*Running is the continuous verb.

2. If I were running a marathon, I would be practicing today.
*Running is the continuous verb.

3. If I were moving to Nepal, I would have a going away party.
*Moving is the continuous verb.


Present Unreal Conditional + Continuous:

Present Unreal Conditional + Continuous is used to discuss imaginary or unreal actions that could be currently happening.

Example:

1. If the teacher is still teaching, I would raise your hand and ask a question.

2. If the janitor is still cleaning, I would ask him to empty your garbage can.

Past Unreal Conditional + Continuous:

Past Unreal Conditional + Continuous is used to discuss imaginary or unreal actions happening in the past.

Example:

1. If I had been at the party, I would have seen the girl I liked.

2. If he had been studying, he would have passed the test.

Future Unreal Conditional + Continuous:

Future Unreal Conditional + Continuous is used to discuss imaginary or unreal actions happening in the future.

 

Example:

1. If I were going to the concert tomorrow, I will not be sad.

2. If I were running in the race tomorrow, I would go and practice this afternoon.


He is lifting weights for exercise.
 
 
Exercise
Choose the correct continuous conditional form for each sentence. The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.
1.
She is down the street.
2.
If Ann is still television, I would ask her to help you.
3.
If Tom is his home work, I would ask him to help you with yours.
4.
If Jennifer is for the marathon, I would practiced with her.
5.
If she had been attention in class, she would have gotten an "A" on her test.
6.
If the dog been at home, he could have stopped the thief from coming in the house.
7.
If Mike had been , he would have heard the teacher give the directions.
8.
If I were English in the United States, I would quit my job tomorrow.
9.
If I were a lot of money, I will buy a big house for my family and I.
10.
If I were English, I would try and ask my boss for more money.


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