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The conditional tense is usually introduced with the future tense because the two tenses have much  in common. For example, the same verbs that are irregular in the future tense are also irregular in  the conditional tense in exactly the same way. The conditional tense also requires you to use the  entire infinitive, only with different endings. Because the future and conditional tenses are created in  a similar fashion, it is very easy to learn to conjugate verbs in the conditional tense once you have  learned the future tense; the meanings of the two tenses, however, are not similar at all. Using the conditional tense in sentences The conditional is used when the action of the verb would happen only if a certain condition were  met. In an English sentence in the conditional tense, the helping verb “would” is placed in front of the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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