5 Examples of Conditional Sentences
If clauses are conditional statements. In some cases, they are divided into type 0, type1, type2 and type3. The characteristic that distinguishes these types is time differences.
Sentences of type 0, consist of two clauses. One of them is the basic sentence and the other is the condition sentence. The basic sentence refer to the action that can occur when the condition is fulfilled. That’s mean it expresses the result. Starting a sentence with a basic sentence does not change the meaning.
We express events with type 1 (if clause) at the moment or in the future when a certain condition is met. Tenses that can be used as a basis are simple present (do / does) in the conditional sentence and simple future (will) in the basic sentence.
If Clause Type 2 is used to think of the opposite of an event that is happening in the present or in the future, to put forward a condition and to express the result of this imaginary condition. Therefore, the tense that we can use must be a bit more past than the tense that we will use to express the truth. So, that is like to use; would instead of will, did instead of do, could instead of can. It is often used to express wishes and desires for the past.
In If Clauses Type 3, it is used to reverse the events that occurred in the past, to put forward a condition and to express the result of that condition. It is usually used for sentences that express complaints.
Here are 5 Examples of Conditional Sentences;
- If you do not win scholarship, your father will be very sad.
- If I have enough strawberries, I will bake a strawberry cake for you.
- If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, your teeth decays.
- If she had found his phone number, she might have called him for the party.
- If I could have spoken english very well, I would have talked to the tourists in Paris.