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Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Conditional sentences
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:05:37 PM »
Conditional Sentences are also known as Conditional Clauses or If Clauses. They are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentenc

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Re: Conditional sentences
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 03:06:18 PM »
Structures:
Conditional Sentence Type 1
→ It is possible and also very likely that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Present, will-Future

Example: If I find her address, I’ll send her an invitation.

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Re: Conditional sentences
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 03:06:45 PM »
Conditional Sentence Type 2
→ It is possible but very unlikely, that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Past, Conditional I (= would + Infinitive)

Example: If I found her address, I would send her an invitation.

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Re: Conditional sentences
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:07:07 PM »
Conditional Sentence Type 3
→ It is impossible that the condition will be fulfilled because it refers to the past.

Form: if + Past Perfect, Conditional II (= would + have + Past Participle)

Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation.