Conditional forms exercise

June 22, 2013pdf

This exercise tests your understanding of tenses and conditional forms.

1. If I had a penny, I …………………………… some peanuts.

a) can buy

b) could buy

c) could have bought

2. If I …………………………… her address, I could have a written to her.

a) knew

b) know

c) had known

3. He …………………………….. if he had been more careful.

a) might not fall

b) may not fall

c) might not have fallen

4. I …………………………. you if I had enough money.

a) will help

b) would help

c) would have helped

5. If I were in your position, I ……………………………….. such a disgraceful act.

a) will not commit

b) would not commit

c) would not have committed

6. What would you do if you …………………………….. the first prize in a bumper draw?

a) get

b) got

c) would have got

7. There might have been a great flood, if the rains ……………………………..

a) had not stopped

b) would not stop

c) did not stop

8. Had the driver been alert, the accident ……………………………

a) could have been averted

b) could be averted

c) can be averted

9. I would not accept the offer, if I ………………………… you.

a) am

b) were

c) had been

10. If you were a little more careful, you …………………………………

a) would not be cheated

b) would not have been cheated

c) will not be cheated

Answers

1. If I had a penny, I could buy some peanuts.

2. If I had known her address, I could have written to her.

3. He might not have fallen if he had been more careful.

4. I would help you if I had enough money.

5. If I were in your position, I would not commit such a disgraceful act.

6. What would you do if you got the first prize in a draw?

7.  There might have been a great flood if the rains had not stopped.

8. Had the driver been alert, the accident could have been averted.

9. I would not accept the offer if I were you.

10. If you were a little more careful you would not be cheated.

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