June 23, 2020


Sometimes we call them 'if clauses'. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn't (in the past) . They are made using different English verb tenses.

Actually there are 5 types of Conditionals in English Grammar:

1) Zero conditional

(if + present simple, ... present simple)
If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.

2) First conditional

(if + present simple, ... will + infinitive)
If it rains tomorrow, we'll go to the cinema.

3) Second conditional

(if + past simple, ... would + infinitive)
If I had a lot of money, I would travel around the world.

4) Third conditional

(if + past perfect, ... would + have + past participle)
If I had gone to bed early, I would have caught the train.

5) Mixed conditional

(if+ any grammatical time from previous types, ... any grammatical time from previous types)

The most important thing that we should remember when we learn conditionals: NEVER USE WILL+INFINTIVE (FUTURE SIMPLE) after IF.

This week we will practice Second conditional, that is why remember the construction:)