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Conditional Usage

Atualizado: 14 de out. de 2022

A conditional clause is something that can only happen IF something else occurs.

“This article could have been written IF the effort was made by the writer.”

In other words, IF I hadn’t thought about the conditional usage article and then started writing it, it would never have been completed.

My students wishing to master the English language could use this written article and informational text to help IF they cared. The article still hasn’t been done, but shortly it will be completed.

There are four types of conditional sentences, so one needs to pay attention to verb tense when using different conditional modes. It’s important to use the correct structure for each of these different conditional sentences because they express varying meanings. Make sure a comma is used after the if-clause when the if-clause precedes the main clause.

A conditional sentence contains an independent clause and a dependent clause that almost always begins with “if.” A conditional sentence is only a conditional sentence if it has both of these parts.


· If it rains, she will get wet.

· If we don’t rush, we will miss our train to London.

· If we eat too much, we will feel full up.

· If the boat ran out of fuel, we would be stranded.

· If I were sick, I wouldn’t get paid.

Independent clause means complete i.e., the sentence makes sense and doesn’t lack anything.

“You will feel better.”

Dependent clause means it isn’t a complete sentence and requires finishing.

“if you rest”

Conditionals are easy once practice becomes a daily habit. Learning English with a dedicated English teacher like myself will enhance results. If I can be of assistance, please get in touch.

Written by Carl Boniface

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