Category: Conditional sentences (Условни изречения)

  • Conditionals: other expressions (unless, should, as long as)

    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: Unless I phone […]

  • The Mixed Conditional

    There are two types of mixed conditional sentences. One of them states the present result of a past condition and the other state the past result of a present or continuing condition. Present result of a past condition Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would + infinitive in the main clause. […]

  • Type 3 Conditional

    Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would have + past participle in the result clause. If I had won that award, my life would have changed. If she had studied science, she would have found a better job.

  • Type 2 Conditional

    Here we use a simple past in the if-clause and would + infinitive (bare form of the verb) in the result clause. If you asked, they would help you. If it rained, you would get wet. If you loved her, she would love you. If I had more money, I would buy a new car. […]

  • Type 1 Conditional

    Here we use a simple present in the if-clause and a simple future in the result clause. If you want, I will talk to him. If I see her, I will give her your love. If you finish on time, we will go to the movies. If it rains, the match will be cancelled. You […]

  • Zero Conditional

    Here we use a simple present in both clauses. If you give respect, you get respect. If you heat ice, it melts. If I am late, my father takes me to school. If he comes to town, we have dinner together.

  • If Clauses Introduction

    If clauses are usually used to talk about uncertain events and situations. They often refer to a condition – something which must happen first, so that something else can happen.