Common, a hip-hop performer from Chicago, released one of the best hip-hop songs about love. In “The Light” (2000), he writes a letter to a woman that describes their strong and loving relationship.
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall.
This grammar is called the second conditional. Use the second conditional for unreal or hypothetical situations in the present or future.
If + subject + simple past verb, subject + would + base verb
- If I had $10,000,000, I would quit my job. I don’t have ten million dollars, and I probably won’t have that money soon. This situation is unreal.
- If I lived in Colombia, I would learn Spanish very quickly. I live in California with my wife. She loves California, and she will be upset if we leave.
- If I were President of the United States, I would listen to international students. I am not the President, and I will probably never be one!
- Normally, I was / You were / She was / We were / They were
- In the second conditional, always use were, even if the subject is first or third person.
Are you in a relationship? Are you happy with your partner? If you had more free time, would you write love song? Please write your comments below!