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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:45 pm

Conditional Sentences / If-Clauses Type I, II and III Gm_arc10

Conditional Sentences are also known as Conditional Clauses or 'If Clauses'. They are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentences.

+ Conditional Sentence Type 1:
→ It is possible and also very likely that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Present, will-Future


Example: "If I find her address, I’ll send her an invitation."



+Conditional Sentence Type 2:

→ It is possible but very unlikely, that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Past, Conditional I (= would + Infinitive)

Example: "If I found her address, I would send her an invitation."



+ Conditional Sentence Type 3:

→ It is impossible that the condition will be fulfilled because it refers to the past.

Form: if + Past Perfect, Conditional II (= would + have + Past Participle)

Example: "If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation."


+ Exceptions:
Sometimes Conditional Sentences Type I, II and III can also be used with other tenses.

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences
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