The Conditionals

Today we have the fourth and final part of our English Grammar Tense Cheat Sheets. Be sure to bookmark this page.

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zero conditional

When do we use it?

  • facts and rules of nature.
    If you fail this exam, you fail college.

first conditional

When do we use it?

  • real future possibilities.
    If it’s hot tomorrow, they’ll go to the seaside

second conditional

When do we use it?

  • imaginary present or future situations.
    He would write a book, if he had more time.

third conditional

When do we use it?

  • imaginary past situations.
    If they’d gotten up earlier, they would have had more time to get ready for their guests.

Conditionals Cheat Sheet

Intrepid English Study Tip:

Where should I study?

Sometimes it’s a good idea to change your study environment. Different atmospheres can give you positive differences in your motivation, concentration and mood. Try inside a coffee shop, outside at the park, or on a bus – but keep an eye on your stop.

Practise Questions

  1. Do you know any interesting facts about animals? (zero conditional)
  2. What are you some facts about your home country? (zero conditional)
  3. What will you watch, if you want to relax? (first conditional)
  4. If you get a part time job, how will you spend your free time it? (first conditional)
  5. If you won the lottery, what would you do? (second conditional)
  6. What would you do if someone stole your car? (second conditional)
  7. How would you life be different if you had/hadn’t gone to university? (third conditional)
  8. What would have been different about your life, if you had grown up in an English speaking country? (third conditional)

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