• Conditional sentences, type I
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  • 02.09.2020
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  • § 2 Talking about future possibilities, predictions or advice
    - Conditional sentences, type I

    A conditional sentence is about the future or the present. The if-clause expresses a condition, the main clause expresses the consequence.

    We use conditional sentences, type I...

    (1) ...when we want to say that sth. will happen if a condition is fulfilled.
    (2) ...when we think it is possible or when we predict that sth will happen.
    (3) ...when we want to give advice.

    (1) If you book the train tickets early, they will be cheaper. - (2) If she speaks English, you can ask her for help. If he doesn't get up early, he'll miss the bus. - (3) If you go tp London, you should visit the London Eye.

    1 If you book the train tickets early, they will be cheaper.

    If-clause:
    simple present

    main clause:
    will-future

    2 If she speaks English, you can ask her for help.

    If-clause:
    simple present

    main clause:
    modal verb + infinitive

    If he doesn't get up early, he'll miss the bus

    If-clause:
    simple present

    main clause:
    will-future

    3 If you go tp London, you should visit the London Eye.

    If-clause:
    simple present

    main clause:
    modal verb + infinitive