Conditional clauses exercise

February 22, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conditional verb forms.

1. If you …………………. run into Jake, tell him that he owes me 100 dollars.

a) should

b) would

c) Either could be used here

2. If I had another 1000 dollars, I ………………… a car.

a) could buy

b) could have bought

c) Either could be used here

3. If he should be late, we ……………….. to go without him.

a) will have

b) would have

c) Either could be used here

4. What would you do if you ………………… to lose your job?

a) are

b) were

c) Either could be used here

5. If you …………………. to move a bit, I could sit here.

a) had

b) were

c) are

6. Had I realized what you intended, I …………………….. this.

a) will not have permitted

b) would not have permitted

c) would not permit

7. Were she my daughter, I ……………………… her wear that mini-frock.

a) will not let

b) would not let

c) would not have let

8. If you …………………. finish early, give me a ring.

a) should

b) happen to

c) Either could be used here

9. I will get up earlier if there ………………… a good reason to.

a) is

b) was

c) has been

10. It would be nice if you …………………. me a few dollars.

a) lent

b) lend

c) will lend

Answers

1. If you should run into Jake, tell him that he owes me 100 dollars.

2. If I had another 1000 dollars, I could buy a car.

3. If he should be late, we will have to go without him.

4. What would you do if you were to lose your job?

5. If you were to move a bit, I could sit here.

6. Had I realized what you intended, I would not have permitted this.

7. Were she my daughter, I would not let her wear that mini-frock.

8. If you should / happen to finish early, give me a ring.

9. I will get up earlier if there is a good reason to.

10. It would be nice if you lent me a few dollars.

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