Drugi kondicional

The 2nd Conditional

How we make the 2nd Conditional

IF + Past Simple Tense, WOULD/WOULDN'T + Infinitive


Use the 3rd Conditional when you want to say how things would be different now or in the future if the circumstances were different too.


1. If didn’t eat so much in the evening, you wouldn’t have problems sleeping. (Kad ne bi jeo tako puno uveče, ne bi imao problema sa spavanjem.)

2. If we earned more money, we would move to a better area of the city. (Kad bismo zarađivali više novca, preselili bismo se u bolji deo grada.)

3. She would get a good job, if she had better education. (Ona bi dobila dobar posao kad bi imala bolje obrazovanje.)

Life on a Desert Island

Now read the text about an imaginary situation and try to make 2nd Conditional sentences in the exercise POSSIBILITIES & SOLUTIONS below.


Imagine you had an accident at sea. Your ship was hit by a torpedo, and it sank into the ocean. You and 5 other people survived, but you all ended up on a desert island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You have some food and water for two days, and now you have to think about surviving in the future. Read about the POSSIBILITIES, and try to answer the questions on possible SOLUTIONS. Then check your answers below each sentence.


Example: What would you do if you didn’t have a lighter to make a fire?

Example: If we didn’t have a lighter, we would find some rocks and wooden sticks to try to light a fire.

1. What would you do if you had a knife?

1. If we had a knife, we would use it to cut wood for fire.

2. What would you do if you found a coconut?

If we found a coconut, we would break it and drink the water from it.

3. What would you do if you didn’t have a place to sleep?

If we didn’t have a place to sleep, we would build a shelter together.

4. Where would you find food if there weren’t any land animals or fruits on the island?

If there weren’t any land animals or fruits on the island, we would catch fish from the ocean.

5. What would you do if you discovered some people on the island?

If we discovered some people, we would try to make friends with them.

6. What would you do if you saw a ship in the ocean?

If we saw a ship, we would call for help, and we would wave our hands hoping they would see us.