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Conditional Continuous: Recognise

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Recognise & Form: Conditional Continuous


Structures of Conditional Continuous

Let's first have a look at the structure of the Conditional Continuous in terms of the various grammatical moods (indicative, interrogative, imperative) and in terms of polarity (positive and negative).

WOULD + BE + -ING (Present Participle)

Positive Structures
indicative I would be cooking.
indicative contracted You'd be working.
interrogative Would she be eating?

Negative Structures
indicative We would not be sleeping.
indicative contracted (1) They wouldn't be walking.
indicative contracted (2) I'd not be driving.
interrogative Would you not be relaxing?
interrogative contracted Wouldn't he be managing?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

RECOGNISE: Conditional Continuous

Recognise the Verb


She wouldn't be worrying about it all!

Modal / Tense & main VERB

WOULD (CONDITIONAL) / to WORRY

'First' Infinitive?

to be worrying

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

Yes, = CONTINUOUS
Next infinitive = to be

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Worry
WOULD (CONDITIONAL)
Continuous
Active


Recognise the Verb


Would they be playing right now?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

WOULD (CONDITIONAL) / to PLAY

'First' Infinitive?

to be playing

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

Yes, = CONTINUOUS
Next infinitive = to be

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Play
WOULD (CONDITIONAL)
Continuous
Active


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Question


The contract would be being signed right now but for you!

VERB?
Tense/Modal/Structure
ASPECT(s)
VOICE


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Answer


To Sign
Would (Conditional)
Continuous
Passive

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