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  11 conditional

The condizionale has a lot of function as we are going to seen in the next chapter. It changes for example the meaning of modal verbs and attenuates their strength ( I want <=> I would like). But most of all it is used in if clauses of type I and II.

if clause type I (no conditional is used)
If I have money, I buy a car.
if clause type II
If I had money, I would buy a car.
if clause type III
If I had had money I would have bought a car.

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