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If I won a million pounds, I would stop teaching. (improbable)3.Third conditionala.Nature: unrealb.Time: Past (so we are talking about a situation that was notso in the past.)e.g. If you had warned me, I would not have told your father about that party.(But you didn't, and I have).Remember!1.The conditional construction does not normally usewillorwouldin if-clauses.EXCEPTION:Ifwillorwouldexpress willingness, as in requests, theycan be used in if-clauses.e.g. If you will come this way, the manager will see you now.I would be grateful if you would give me a little help.(= ± please, come this way; please, give me...)2.For the second conditional,werereplaceswas:If I werea rich man...3.Afterif, we can either use "some(-one, -where...)" or "any(-one, -where...).If I have some spare time next weekend....or :If I have any spare time...4.Instead ofif not,we can useunless.
11e.g. I'll be back tomorrow unless there is a plane strike.He'll accept the job unless the salary is too low.5.There is a "mixed type" as well, for the present results of an unreal conditionin the past:If + Past Perfect - would + inf.If you had warned me [then], I would not be in prison [now].
12Conditional Clause and Main ClauseIf I have enough money,conditional clauseI will go to Japan.main clauseI will go to Japan,main clauseif I have enough moneyconditional clauseFirst, Second, and Third Conditional1. First conditional:If I have enough money, I will go to Japan.2. Second conditional:If I had enough money, I would go to Japan.3. Third conditional:If I had had enough money, I would have gone to Japan.Conditional clauseMain clause1.If + Present Tensewill + inf / present tense / imperativea.If you help me with the dishes (if + pres),I will help you with your homework. (will + inf)b.If the sum of the digits of a number is divisible by three,the number is divisible by three (Pres. tense)c.If you see Mr Fox tonight, tell him I am ill. (imperative).2.If + Past Tensewould + inf3.If + Past Perfect Tensewould have + past participleWe do not normally use willor wouldin the conditional clause,only in the main clause.Uses of the Conditional1.First conditionala.Nature: Open condition, what is said in the condition is possible.
13b.Time: This condition refers either to present or to future time.e.g. If he is late, we will have to go without him.If my mother knows about this, we are in serious trouble.2.Second conditionala.Nature: unreal (impossible) or improbable situations.b.Time: present; the TENSE is past, but we are talking about the present, now.e.g. If I knew her name, I would tell you.If I were you, I would tell my father.Compare:If I become president, I will change the social security system. (Saidby a presidential candidate)If I became president, I would change the social security system. (Said by aschoolboy: improbable)If we win this match, we are qualified for the semifinals.

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Grammatical tense, Grammatical tenses, Material conditional, Conditional sentence

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