• If-clauses type 1 & type 2
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If I understood the different if-clauses...

What are if-clauses?

If-clauses are conditional clauses .

The happening in the main clause (clause without the if) can only take place when the condition is fulfilled in the if clause.

The difference between type 1 & type 2
If clause type 1

It is possible and very probable for the described situation to happen.

Structure: if + simple present, will- future
(will+ infinitive)

Example: If I study everyday, I will pass all my exams.

If clause type 2

It is possible but rather unlikely for the described situation to happen.
Structure: if + simple past, conditional 1 (=would + infinitive)

Example: If I studied everyday, I would pass all my exams.

Notice: The main clause can also stand in the begining !

Example: I will pass all my exams if I study everyday.

Example: I would pass all my exams if I studied everyday.

If you understand them, you will use the if-clauses!
Complete the sentences. Decide whether to use if clause type 1 or if clause type 2.

If you complete the task now, you a movie tonight. (watch)
We will book the flights today, if we for a destination now. (decide)
If I the lottery, I would buy myself a new house. (win)
If he catches the train, he on time for the lecture. (be)
She say that if she were your friend.

If Beyonce loves if-clauses, you will love them too!


Listen to the song twice. Make sure to listen carefully!

a) Which type of if clauses does Beyonce use when she talks about what she would do if she were a boy?

b) Below you can find an exerpt of the lyrics of If I were a Boy. Fill in the gaps and make sure that you use the right type of if clause!

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go

If a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I a better man

If I were a boy
I my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
So they that I was sleeping alone