Past Tense and Conditional Clause

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First, Second, & Third Conditional CONDITIONALS Top of Form Bottom of Form Conditional Clause and Main Clause If I have enough money, conditional clause I will go to Japan. main clause I will go to Japan, main clause if I have enough money conditional clause First, Second, and Third Conditional 1. First conditional: If I have enough money, I will go to Japan. 2. Second conditional: If I had enough money, I would go to Japan. 3. Third conditional: If I had had enough money, I would have gone to Japan. Conditional clause Main clause 1. If + Present Tense will + inf / present tense / imperative a. If you help me with the dishes (if + pres), I will help you with your homework. (will + inf)…show more content…
If you had warned me, I would not have told your father about that party.(But you didn 't, and I have). Remember! 1. The conditional construction does not normally use will or would in if-clauses. EXCEPTION: If will or would express willingness, as in requests, they can be used in if-clauses. e.g. If you will come this way, the manager will see you now. I would be grateful if you would give me a little help. (= ± please, come this way; please, give me...) 2. For the second conditional, were replaces was: If I were a rich man... 3. After if, we can either use "some(-one, -where...)" or "any(-one, -where...). If I have some spare time next weekend....or : If I have any spare time... 4. Instead of if not, we can use unless. e.g. I 'll be back tomorrow unless there is a plane strike. He 'll accept the job unless the salary is too low. 5.There is a "mixed type" as well, for the present results of an unreal condition in the past: If + Past Perfect - would + inf. If you had warned me [then], I would not be in prison [now]. Conditionals What are conditionals in English grammar? Sometimes we call them 'if clauses '. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn 't (in the past) . They are made using different English verb tenses. There are four kinds: The Zero Conditional: (if + present simple, ... present simple) If you heat water to 100
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