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Conditional Progressive


The conditional progressive refers to an action that might take place.

Form

    Would + be + present participle

    Present participle = Verb + ing (e.g. playing, writing, driving...)

    Affirmative

    I would be traveling around the world

    Interrogative

    Would you be watching the match?

    Negative

    I wouldn't be sleeping all day long?

Use

Conditional progressive is used for actions that might take place and puts emphasis on the course of an action. It is used in the main clause of conditional sentences type 2.

Examples

  • If he had a lot of money, he would be traveling around the world.
  • If I were free, I would be watching the movie.
  • If the music were better, everybody would be dancing.
  • I would be having a good time if I met my friends.