Would (something happen) if (something happened)?

This is a way to ask a question about a situation that hasn't happened yet. It's a situation that you're just imagining. For example, imagine that you live in a place that has electricity and running water that work well. You're not sure how you would live without them. You ask a friend this question:

Would we be able to survive if we didn't have running water and electricity? I wonder...

This phrase appears in these lessons: