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There are many grammar forms in the English language and learning them can be quite tricky. Below you're going to see an explanation of the second conditional. I am an English teacher and this is designed to help my students and anyone else who wishes to learn English, or indeed know English grammar better :)
The second conditional is used to describe something that is unreal, unlikely, a dream or even impossible, such as:
"If I were a sheep, I would love standing in a field all day"
I am not a sheep, just in case you wondered; therefore the conditional is unreal. Just because the second conditional uses the past tense, do not think it is referring to the past. The second conditional is used to talk about the future.
You can compare the second conditional with the first conditional here