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There are two parts to a conditional sentence: the condition (if) and the result. There are also two types of conditional sentences: real and unreal (contrary-to-fact).

There are two parts to a conditional sentence: the condition (if) and the result. There are also two types of conditional sentences: real and unreal (contrary-to-fact).

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REAL CONDITION



RESULT



If you come before the meeting, we’ll have time to talk.



 Possible condition ( Present/future )

If + S + V (simple present), S + will/shall/can/may/might + V (infi.)



UNREAL CONDITION



RESULT



If my windows were larger, I would get more light.

 Impossible condition ( Present/future )

If + S + V( Past simple ), S + would/should/could/might + V (infi.)

(Were for all persons)



UNREAL CONDITION



RESULT



If I had met you yesterday, I would have invited you to the cafe.



 Impossible condition ( Past )

If + S + V( Past perfect ), S + would/should/could/might + have + V (P.P)



STRATEGIES FOR CONDITIONAL

SENTENCE ITEMS

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:

 Is it a real condition? If so, is the verb in

the if clause in the simple present or present

progressive form? Is the verb in the result in

the present, future, or imperative form?

INCORRECT [If Gianni will be there, we’ll

give him the message.

CORRECT If Gianni is there, we’ll give him

the message.



 Is it an unreal condition in the present using the

verb be? If so, is was or were the form of be that is

used?

INCORRECT [If she is the boss, she would hire him.]

CORRECT If she was/were the boss, she would hire him.



 Is it an unreal condition in the present or future

tense? If so, is the verb in the condition in the

present subjunctive form? Does the verb in the

result contain would or could + the simple (base)

form?

INCORRECT [If humans have two heads, they

couldn’t make decisions easily.]

CORRECT if humans had two heads, they couldn’t

make decisions easily.



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