IF CLAUSES - IF CLAUSES 0. Si (if) clauses describe a...

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IF CLAUSES 0. Si (if) clauses describe a condition or event upon which another condition or event depends. 1. Sentences with si clauses consist of a si clause and a main (or result) clause. 2. Si clauses can speculate or hypothesize about a current event or condition. They express what would happen if an event or condition were to occur. This is called a contrary-to-fact situation. 3. In such instances, the verb in the si clause is in the past subjunctive while the verb in the main clause is in the conditional. Si cambiaras de empleo , serías más feliz. If you changed jobs, you would be happier. Iría de viaje a Suramérica si tuviera dinero. I would travel to South America if I had money. ¡ATENCIÓN! 4. Remember the difference between si ( if ) and ( yes ). 5. Si clauses can also describe a contrary-to-fact situation in the past. They can express what would have happened if an event or condition had occurred. 6.
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course SPN 312L taught by Professor Garrett during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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