The first conditionalWe use the First Conditional to talk about future events that are likely to happen.• If we take John,...
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The first conditional

  1. 1. The first conditionalWe use the First Conditional to talk about future events that are likely to happen.• If we take John, hell be really pleased.• If you give me some money, Ill pay you back tomorrow.• If they tell us they want it, well have to give it to them.• If Mary comes, shell want to drive.The if clause can be used with different present forms.• If I go to New York again, Ill buy you a souvenir from the Empire State Building.• If hes feeling better, hell come.• If she hasnt heard the bad news yet, Ill tell her.The "future clause" can contain going to or the future perfect as well as will.• If I see him, Im going to tell him exactly how angry I am.• If we dont get the contract, well have wasted a lot of time and money.The "future clause" can also contain other modal verbs such as can and must.• If you go to New York, you must have the cheesecake in Lindys.• If he comes, you can get a lift home with him.

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