if clauses

Type 2 Conditional | Second 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. If he studied more, he would pass the exam. If I were the President, I would lower taxes. The type 2 conditional refers to present and future situations. It is used to talk about unreal – impossible, improbable …

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If Clauses

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. If you love me, I will love you. If you study well, you will pass the exam. If you marry me, I will make you my queen. If you …

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Type 1 Conditional / First 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 will be late if you don’t hurry up. I will buy a car if I get my rise. The Type 1 conditional refers to the present or future time. Here the situation is real and possible. …

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