Conditionals - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − If I ... to Agra, I’ll visit the Taj.

A - go

B - went

C - gone

D - had gone

Answer - A

Explanation

The main clause has the action in simple future, the conditional clause will have verb in simple present.


Q 2 − If it ..., we’d be in the palace.

A - doesn’t rain

B - didn’t rain

C - hadn’t rain

D - wouldn’t rain

Answer - B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.


Q 3 − If you ... a lighter shirt, the bus driver would have seen you earlier.

A - wear

B - wore

C - had worn

D - has worn

Answer - C

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.


Q 4 − We ... TV tonight if jack hadn’t bought the movie tickets.

A - will watch

B - would watch

C - would have watched

D - shall watch

Answer - C

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.


Q 5 − She wouldn’t have had three tabloids if she ... the contract.

A - does not sign

B - did not sign

C - had not signed

D - will not sign

Answer - C

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.


Q 6 − If I was/were a billionaire, I ... in Banjara Hills.

A - will live

B - would live

C - would have live

D - have lived

Answer - B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.


Q 7 − You would save energy if you ... the lights more often.

A - switch off

B - switched off

C - had switched off

D - was switched off

Answer - B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.


Answer - C

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.


Q 9 − My brother could score better on the exam if the lecturer ... the grammar once more.

A - explains

B - explained

C - had explained

D - was explaining

Answer - B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.


Q 10 − They ... on time if they hadn’t missed the flight.

A - will arrive

B - would arrive

C - might have arrived

D - shall arrive

Answer - C

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.



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