Grammar Topics: Conditional mood

In Italian, the Conditional is a mode expressing all sorts of conditions related to uncertainty: wishes, desires, doubts, hypotheses, requests, polite expressions. The Italian Present Conditional Tense (condizionale presente) is the Italian equivalent to the English constructions of “would” + verb (for instance: I would sleep). Although there are some irregulars instances of the Italian Present Conditional Tense, forming present conditionals is easy: just take any given verb, drop the infinitive form, and add the appropriate endings. The endings of the Italian Present Conditional Tense are the same for the –are and –ere conjugations, while –ire is slightly different.

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