conditional - requently, the conditional is used to express...

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requently, the conditional is used to express probability, possibility, wonder or conjecture, and is usually translated as would, could, must have or probably. The student said that he would study one more hour. (probability, possibility) What time could it have been ? (wonder, conjecture) He must have been at home. (wonder, conjecture) We were probably busy when you called. (probability, possibility) Note: when "would" is used in the sense of a repeated action in the past, the imperfect is used. To conjugate regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs in the conditional, simply add one of the following to the infintive: ía ías ía íamos íais ían Here are all three regular conditional verb forms together: hablar comer vivir hablaría comería viviría hablarías comerías vivirías hablaría comería viviría hablaríamos comeríamos viviríamos hablaríais comeríais viviríais hablarían comerían vivirían Here are the previous examples, translated to Spanish.
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El alumno dijo que estudiaría una hora más. The student said that he would study one more hour.
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