Factual and unreal conditional sentences

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Factual and unreal conditional sentences

  1. 1. Factual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Camila Palheta Centro Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos October 11, 2012Camila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 1/5
  2. 2. Present Factual Conditionals Use present factual conditional sentences to talk about general truths and scientific facts. If it is night in Brazil, it is day in Japan. Condition = Present Result = PresentCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 2/5
  3. 3. Future Factual Conditionals Use future factual conditional sentences to talk about what will happen under certain conditions. The if clause states the condition. The result clause states the result. If I win the lottery, I will be rich. Condition= present Result= FutureCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 3/5
  4. 4. Present Unreal Conditionals Present unreal conditionalsindicate a situation which is onlyimaginedor in some-one’s mind. (I imagine what I would do.) If I had a pony, I would ride it every day.(I don’t really have a pony.) Condition = simple past or were Result= use would + basic formCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 4/5
  5. 5. The Past Unreal Conditionals Describes unreal or untrue conditions and results. The if clause refers to an unreal past event or condition: Ex: If I had arrived on time... ( I didnt) If it hadnt rained yesterday ... ( It did) The conditions describe the consequence: Ex: ... I wouldnt have missed the train. ... We would have gone to the beach. Condition = Past Perfect Result= use would or could or should + Present PerfectCamila Palheta (Centro Cultural Brasil EstadosFactual and Unreal Conditional Sentences Unidos) October 11, 2012 5/5

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