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Conditionals

  1. 1. Conditionals<br />Welcome to a presentation on<br />
  2. 2. First Conditional<br />If clause present tense;<br />main clause future tense<br />Used to talk about the consequence of a possible action:<br />If I write my essay this afternoon, I will have time to go out tonight.(it is still morning, and is quite possible that I will do this.)<br />
  3. 3. Second Conditional<br />If clause past simple<br />main clause conditional tense<br />Used to talk about the consequence of a hypothetical action:<br />If I wrote my essay this afternoon, I would have time to go out tonight.(it is still morning, but I think it is less likely that I will do this.)<br />
  4. 4. Third Conditional<br />If clause past perfect<br />main clause conditional perfect tense<br />Used to talk about the possible consequence of an action that did not happen:<br />If I had written my essay this afternoon, I would have had time to out tonight.(it is now evening, and I haven’t written my essay; it is now impossible for me to go out.)<br />
  5. 5. Zero Conditional<br />Sometimes sentences with if express certainty rather than possibility. The ZERO CONDITIONAL is used to talk about something that is always true, or that was always true in the past:<br />If you mix blue and red, you get purple.(present simple in both parts of the sentence)<br />If I asked her to come with us, she always said no.(past simple in both parts of the sentence)<br />
  6. 6. Thank you<br />

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