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Grammar Lecture #10:Conditional Sentences and Wish (Chapter 20):I.Conditional sentences are complex sentences:A.Conditional sentences usually start with an "If clause" (dependent clause) and endwith a "Result clause" (independent clause):(If /dependent clause)(Result /independent clause)If I had a million dollars,I would travel all the time.If I study for the test,I will pass it easily.B.Conditional sentences can also start with a "Result clause" (independent clause)and end with an “If clause" (dependent clause):(Result /independent clause)(If /dependent clause)I might buy a carif I have some extra money.I will go to the movieif my friend calls and invites me.C. Conditional sentences are complex sentences, so they follow the patterns forcomplex sentences:1.When the dependent clause (if clause) comes first, then there is usually acomma before the independent clause:If clause (dependent)Result clause (independent)If I won the lottery,I would buy a new car.2.When the independent clause (main clause) comes first, there is usually nocomma between the clauses:Result clause (independent)If clause (dependent)I would buy a new carif I won the lottery.

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