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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SECOND CONDITIONAL DESCRIPTION Wind is a never ending, natural resource It describes possible situations, although improbable, in the future. They are referred as hypotheticals. "Wind power could account for 20 percent of the nation's electricity supply by 2030" Wind energy does not involve the use of any fossil fuels like natural gas, coal or oil. Wind turbines requirevast plots of land It's an efficient, renewable, never-ending resource, therefore power failures are almost non-existent Environmental Impact Productivity Statistics Wind energy is fueled by the wind, so it's a clean fuel source +25% Increase of wind energy usage per year, over the past decade +2.5% 2010 wind energy production was over 2.5% worldwide FORM If + past simple (subordinate clause)conditional /modal in past simple (main clause) MODALS Modals in past form can be used in the main clause: could, might, should If industries used renewable energy, they would pollute less The planet would be cleaner if we recycled more. We could have cleaner air if we planted more trees Inversion (formal language) "If" is replaced by "was/were + subject + infinitive with to" Were we to be responsible, we would take care of our planet If I were you... It is a fixed expression used to give advice. "Were" cannot be replaced by "was" here. If I were you, I would buy an electrical car Source: Gramรกtica inglesa para hispanohablantes. Conditionals with the verb to be: Was and were can be used with the third person singular: If I was/were president, I would restrict greenhouse gases
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