Second Conditional Structure in negative sentence

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Second Conditional Structure in negative sentence

Post by Petrarki » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Good day, can someone PLEASE help me with the correct form structure of the second conditional? I need these sentences:

In positive sentences use:
IF + SUB + PAST SIMPLE + ......................................, SUB + WOULD + INFINITIVE.
If I got stranded on a desert island, I would be terrified.
Or
SUB + WOULD + INFINITIVE + IF + SUB + PAST SIMPLE …………………………………………...
I would be terrified if I got stranded on a desert island.


to be adapted to a NEGATIVE sentences. I have tried this:

In negative sentences use:
IF + SUB + NOT + PAST SIMPLE + ....................., SUB + WOULD + NOT + INFINITIVE.
If I didn't get stranded on a desert island, I wouldn’t be terrified.
Or
SUB + WOULD + NOT + INFINITIVE, IF + SUB + NOT + PAST SIMPLE + .....................
I wouldn’t be terrified, if I didn’t get stranded on a desert island.


....but by now I am totally confused and somehow it just doesn't look right?

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Re: Second Conditional Structure in negative sentence

Post by Joe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Apparently you need to change the sentences to negative. So why are you trying to make both clauses negative? :roll: Just the main clause needs to be negative:

If I got stranded on a desert island, I wouldn’t be terrified.
I wouldn't be terrified, if I got stranded on a desert island.
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