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Conditionals

  1. 1. CONDITIONALS
  2. 2. QUICK REVISION • 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.
  3. 3. • 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.
  4. 4. • TYPE II  PAST + WOULD/MIGHT If I had to move for my job, I wouldn’t hesitate. I would go with you if I could. If I saw someone in trouble, I might help them.
  5. 5. • TYPE III  PAST PERFECT + WOULD/ MIGHT/COULD HAVE 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.
  6. 6. 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 English.
  7. 7. MIXED CONDITIONALS (mixing types II and III) Yesteday I went to bed early . I’m not tired today. If I had gone to bed late, I would be tired today. Yesterday, I heard a French song but I didn’t understand anything. If I could speak French, I would have understood the song.
  8. 8. Unless OTHER CONTIDIONAL LINKERS If not I’ll go unless you stop me (I’ll go if you don’t stop me) Provided that, on Only if the condition that We will deliver tomorrow provided that all the bills are paid Suppose, what if Suppose you were fired tomorrow, what would you do? In case I’ll take the job in case I can’t find anything else. (I don’t know if I’ll find something else) Even if 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.
  9. 9. YOUR TURN
  10. 10. • Make notes on six interesting things that have happened in your life. Write them in the order they happened 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 happened. 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 someone different

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