• 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 .


Meaning:
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!
1
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!

2

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