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5 Types of Conditional Sentences in English (+ Examples)-english/#scroll-to-heading-0Conditional sentences are one of the trickier parts of English grammar:there are 5 types of conditional sentences, and you need to be able to useand identify all of them. As a rule, conditional sentences in English consistof two parts –themain part(independent clause/main clause) and the‘if’ part(or theconditional part – dependent clause).These types of sentences are used to expresspossible or imaginarysituations.The order of these two parts of the sentence isn’t important.When written, if the ‘if’ part of the sentence comes first (the dependentclause), a comma should be used to separate it from the second part.5 Types of Conditional SentencesBefore we get started, here’s a brief chart summarizing the 5 types ofconditional sentences and how they’re used:ConditionalsentencetypeWhen to useMainclauseIf-clauseType ZeroDescribing known factsSimplepresentSimplepresentType 1A possible situation andthe result (future)Will +infinitiveSimplepresentType 2A hypotheticalcondition (present) andits possible resultWould +infinitiveSimple pastType 3[WEEK6 TEXTBOOK]An impossible pastsituation and its resultin the pastWould +perfectinfinitivePast perfectMixedConditionalsE.g.: An impossible pastsituation and its resultin the presentPast perfectPresentconditionalType Zero Conditional Sentences (zero condition)
This type of conditional sentence is used to describe scientific facts,generally known truths, events and other things that are always true. It’sthe simplest type of conditional sentence in English.

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Grammatical tenses, Material conditional, Amanda, Subjunctive mood

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