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

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

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


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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Post  Vincent Law on Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:17 pm


http://aliciateacher2.wordpress.com/grammar/conditional-sentences/
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