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    • Factual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Camila Palheta Centro Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos October 11, 2012Camila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 1/5
    • Present Factual Conditionals Use present factual conditional sentences to talk about general truths and scientific facts. If it is night in Brazil, it is day in Japan. Condition = Present Result = PresentCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 2/5
    • Future Factual Conditionals Use future factual conditional sentences to talk about what will happen under certain conditions. The if clause states the condition. The result clause states the result. If I win the lottery, I will be rich. Condition= present Result= FutureCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 3/5
    • Present Unreal Conditionals Present unreal conditionalsindicate a situation which is onlyimaginedor in some-one’s mind. (I imagine what I would do.) If I had a pony, I would ride it every day.(I don’t really have a pony.) Condition = simple past or were Result= use would + basic formCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 4/5
    • The Past Unreal Conditionals Describes unreal or untrue conditions and results. The if clause refers to an unreal past event or condition: Ex: If I had arrived on time... ( I didnt) If it hadnt rained yesterday ... ( It did) The conditions describe the consequence: Ex: ... I wouldnt have missed the train. ... We would have gone to the beach. Condition = Past Perfect Result= use would or could or should + Present PerfectCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 5/5