If the printer is about to print,
it will get jammed
If you have extra time,
you will be late.
If a toast falls,
it will land on the buttered side
When the connector is IF,
we don´t speak of a future time clause
If introduces CONDITIONAL sentences
A condition is neccesary for an action to happen
If the conditional comes first,
you need a comma.
You don’t need a comma
if the conditional doesn’t come first.
The Zero Conditional
If the telephone rings,
it makes a noise!
if you boil it.
1. for general truths
The thing always happens if the condition is met
2. for instructions
Use ZERO Conditional:
If the recorder is on, the green
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SIMPLE PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT / IMPERATIVE
If he is angry,
his face turns red!
If he drinks too much coffee,
he doesn’t sleep.
Zero Conditional form:
If + PRESENT SIMPLE + PRESENT SIMPL
If Bart studies harder, he
Use First Conditional:
To refer to the future. It is used
when there is a possibility that the
if-event might happen.
It’s a PROBABLE/POSSIBLE condition.
SIMPLE PRESENT FUTURE: WILL/ GOING TO
First Conditional form:
If + PRESENT SIMPLE + FUTURE (WILL)
FUTURE (GOING T
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