CONDITIONAL VERB TENSE
Jasmine Delgado
Conditional Verb
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The conditional is used to express probability,
possibility, wonder or conjecture, and is usually
translated as would, could, must have or probably.
When “would” is used in the sense of a repeated
action in the past, the imperfect is used.
Conditional Verb Endings
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-Ía
-Ías
-Ía
-Íamos
-Ían
Add ending to the end of the infinitive.
Specific Uses Of The Conditional
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To express speculation about the past.
To express the future from the perspective of the
past.
To express hypothetical actions.
For polite use to soften request.
To ask for advice.
For reported speech.
Practice The Conditional
Comer
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Comer+ía
Comer+ías
Comer+ía
Comer+ían
Comer+íamos
Ex: El comería pero esta enfermo.
He would eat but he’s sick.
More Practice
Hablar
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Hablar-ía
Hablar-ías
Hablar-ía
Hablar-íamos
Hablar-ían
Ex: Hablaría con ella pero estoy enojada con ella.
I would talk to her but I’m mad at her.
The irregulars
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Caber-cabía
Poner-ponía
Decir-diría
Haber-habría
Salir-saldría
Hacer- haría
Poder-podría
Tener-tendría
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Stems change the
same way they do in
the future tense but
their endings are
changed.
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Conditional Verb Tense