I've learned that second condition is used to talk about unreal or unlikely or hypothetical condition. But some kind of 2nd conditional sentence construction are confusing to me. They are:
- If I were going to climb up mountain, I would be taking a walking stick with me.
(This sentence is created by myself by looking at Englishpage.com (mixed conditionals), the sentence that I looked at in this site was: If I were going to Fiji next week, I would be taking my scuba diving gear with me. I could write this sentence in question itself but don't understand its words)
(Can i say: if I were going to climb up mountain, I would take a walking stick ? Does it make sense? Why continuous form (would be+v4) has been used in the above above instead of would+v1 ?)
Again, in the same way, the following sentence is also followed by continuous form(would be+v4) in the main clause, why? The sentence is:
- I am busy next week, If I had time, I would be coming to your party.
(Englishpage.com, same page)
(Can we say: I'm busy next week, if I had time , I would come to your party ?)
Again, what is the difference between following sentences:
1.If I were going to Rome next week, I would be trying to find accomodation.
- If I were going to go to Rome, I would be trying to find accomodation.