• TYPE 0 PRESENT + PRESENT
If the situation is that bad, why don’t you start
looking for something else?
I get paid extra if I work over time.
• TYPE I PRESENT + FUTURE
If we miss the deadline, we won’t get paid.
If they invest more money in education, it’ll
help the economy.
• TYPE II PAST + WOULD/MIGHT
If I had to move for my job, I wouldn’t
I would go with you if I could.
If I saw someone in trouble, I might help them.
• TYPE III PAST PERFECT + WOULD/
If I had known the job was so menial, I
wouldn’t have accepted it.
If he hadn’t missed the chance, he could have
been the boss now.
If they had known you were coming, they
might have stayed a bit longer.
INVERSION 3RD CONDITIONAL
• Had I known about Mr Smith’s behaviour
sooner, I would have fired him immediately. (If
I had known…)
• We use this type of sentences in more formal
(mixing types II and III)
Yesteday I went to bed early . I’m not tired
If I had gone to bed late, I would be tired
Yesterday, I heard a French song but I didn’t
If I could speak French, I would have
understood the song.
OTHER CONTIDIONAL LINKERS
I’ll go unless you stop me (I’ll go if you
don’t stop me)
Provided that, on Only if
We will deliver tomorrow provided that
all the bills are paid
Suppose, what if
Suppose you were fired tomorrow, what
would you do?
I’ll take the job in case I can’t find
anything else. (I don’t know if I’ll find
Even if they do all the time, they won’t
get paid in time
As long as
I’ll tell you what happened as long as
you promise not to tell anyone.
• Make notes on six interesting things that have
happened in your life. Write them in the order they
1998 – passed my driving test
2002 – met Pedro at my cousin’s wedding
• Make 3rd conditional sentences to describe how
your life would be different if these things hadn’t
If I hadn’t past my driving test, I wouldn’t have a car now.
If I hadn’t met Pedro at that wedding, I might have married