Tag Archives: Tenses

The 2nd (second) Conditional

Second conditional

The second conditional is an extremely common and useful structure used in English to talk about hypothetical situations. While the 1st conditional refers to probable situations, the 2nd conditional is more philosophical in as much as it allows us to talk about how we would react or what would happen if certain conditions (however improbable) […]

Passive Voice

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The passive voice is a grammatical structure that enables us to emphasise the object of a sentence, rather than the subject. From First Certificate in English level onwards, you will be expected to be able to understand and use the passive voice correctly and may be graded on your use of it in both the […]