Conditional sentences

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Conditional sentences

  1. 1. CONDITIONAL SENTENCES
  2. 2. Conditional sentences are complex sentences that have two clauses: If-clause (which gives the condition) and main clause (which gives the result).
  3. 3. The condition The result Conditional sentences or Conditional clauses or IF-Clauses are used to express that the action in the main clause can only take place if a certain condition is fulfilled.
  4. 4. Conditional sentences also known as Conditional clauses or IF-Clauses are used to express that the action in the main clause can only take place if a certain condition is fulfilled.
  5. 5. There are more four (4) types of conditional sentences:
  6. 6. Expresses facts (scientific or personal)that are always true If clause Main clause Present simple Present simple If you heat ice, it melts.
  7. 7. Expresses prediction about the future that will possibly happen. If clause Present simple Main clause will/won’t + V If I find her address, I will send her an invitation.
  8. 8. Expresses things that probably won’t happen. If clause Past simple Main clause would/wouldn’t +V If I found her address, I would send her an invitation.
  9. 9. Expresses a condition that is impossible to be fulfilled because it refers to the past If clause Past perfect Main clause Would have + past participle If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation.
  10. 10. There is a comma between the sentences if the IF-clause comes before the main clause. If I see her , I will tell her the good news. There isn’t a comma between the sentences if the main clause comes before IF-clause. I will tell her the good news if I see her
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention.  Teacher: Magdalena

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