Quiz playing is a wonderful way to increase your knowledge of English as a Second Language. Remember that all of our ESL quizzes have titles that are both friendly and technical at the same time… In the case of this quiz you might like to tell your friends about “If We Could Try This” but no doubt your teachers will talk about the “Conditional quiz”! If you hear a technical term and you want to find a quiz about the subject then just look through the list of quiz titles until you find what you need.
This 'If we could try this' quiz looks at conditional verbs.
One of the special advantages that humans have (English and others!) is that with language, we can explore alternative plans: what we would do in certain circumstances, how we might make things better etc. To explore these theoretical ideas we use the conditional form of verbs.
As in many languages, certain established 'sequences of tenses' are used in setting up such sentences: 'I would not do that if I were you' is a well-known example.
How smart are you at forming such sentences? If we could try this quiz, we would find out!
Answer 2 is also valid ~ as a more general rule ('if rain, no football') rather than in any one single situation.
Answer 3 might be how you could describe your thoughts later, looking back on the time while you didn't yet know if (or when) the rain might stop, and whether you might still get a game.
Answer 4 is the only one which would never make full sense.