What is the Progressive form of the Conditional 1 in English?
The conditional 1 progressive is used just as the conditional 1. However, the emphasis is on the duration of the process. So, you have to build the time right.
Conditional 1 progressive formation
would be + Infinitive + “-ing”
Also, the formation of the “conditional 1 progressive” is simple. Because from a normal sentence, you just have to write a would be before your verb and add “-ing” to your verb. However, you must follow the correct English word order.
would not be + Infinitive + “-ing”
Accordingly, the negation is not much hard, because you only need to write a not between your would and be.
As well as in most other progressive tenses, there is no irregularity in the conditional 1 progressive tense.
What is to be considered in the Progressive form of the Conditional 1!
Spelling rules to “-ing” formation:
Particularly, making verbs with ing at the end is very simple. However, there are few points to consider:
1. For verbs ending in “-e”:
The “-e” goes away:
- give becomes giving
2. Verbs ending in “-er”, “-ur”, “-ir”:
The final consonant is doubled:
- occurs to occurring
3. Monosyllabic verbs ending on a stressed consonant:
As with the second rule, the last consonant is doubled here:
- get becomes getting
- swim becomes swimming
- fit becomes fitting
4. Verbs ending in “-ie”:
For this purpose, the “-ie” is replaced by a “-y” in the formation:
- lie becomes lying
Don’t get it twisted:
Both “would not” and “I would” are equated with “wouldn’t” or “I’d“.
Conditional 1 progressive example
I would be learning.
I would not be learning. / I wouldn’t be learning.
Would I be learning?
Conditional 1 progressive signal words
As with most other progressive tenses, there are no signal words in the conditional 1 progressive.
How to use Conditional 1 Progressive!
- Just like the conditional 1, however, the emphasis is on the duration of the process, which is to be described.
(Example: I would be learning If I weren’t sad.)
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