21 Nov 2016

TYPE-I CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

TYPE-I CONDITIONAL SENTENCES The verb in the IF-CLAUSE is in the present tense; the verb in the MAIN CLAUSE is in the future simple. It doesn’t matter which clause comes first. We use the first conditional to talk about the result of an imagined future situation, when we believe the

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21 Nov 2016

TYPE-II CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

TYPE-II CONDITIONAL SENTENCES The verb is in the IF-CLAUSE is in the past tense; the verb in the MAIN CLAUSE is in the conditional tense. We use the second conditional to talk about the possible result of an imagined situation in the present or future. We say what the conditions

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21 Nov 2016

TYPE-III CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

TYPE-III CONDITIONAL SENTENCES The verb in the IF-CLAUSE is in the past perfect tense; the verb in the MAIN CLAUSE is the perfect conditional. The time is past and the condition cannot be fulfilled because action in the IF-CLAUSE didn’t happen. 1. If I HAD KNOWN that you were coming

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07 Nov 2016

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES WITH UNLESS, SHOULD, SO LONG AS

1. UNLESS Conditional clauses can begin with UNLESS. UNLESS means something similar to ‘if … not’ or ‘except if’. The verb forms in the examples are similar to sentences with IF. we use the present simple in the UNLESS-CLAUSE and shall, should, will, would, can, could, may or might in the main clause;

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07 Nov 2016

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES IN INDIRECT SPEECH

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES IN INDIRECT SPEECH 1. TYPE-I CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (basic form) Tenses change in the usual way; e.g. She said, “If you work hard you’ll pass the exam.” = She said if she worked hard she would pass the exam.   2. TYPE-II CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (basic form) Tenses do not

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05 Jun 2014

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (COMPLETE CHAPTER AT ONE PLACE)

There are three kinds of conditional sentences. Each kind contains a different pair of tenses. They have two parts: the IF-CLAUSE and the MAIN CLAUSE. In the sentence ‘If it rains I shall stay at home’ IF IT RAINS is the IF-CLAUSE, and I SHALL STAY AT HOME is the

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