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Conditional Mood‏‎ in English Grammar

The Conditional Mood is the form of the verb used in conditional sentences to refer to a hypothetical situation or an uncertain event that is dependent on another set of circumstances.

In other words, the conditional mood talks about something which might happen if something else does!

When we talk about a conditional situation, we must be able to tell the difference between what is real…

Second Conditional‏‎s in English Grammar

Very simply put, the Second Conditional is used to talk about possible, but unlikely, situations and wondering what would happen.

The little girl in the picture might think…
If I had a bike, I would go out and play with my friends.
But she doesn’t have a bike so she can’t right now.

And the little girl’s mother might think…
If Daniel Craig came and knocked…

Third Conditionals in English Grammar

The past is past and (sometimes unfortunately) it cannot be changed. All we can do is imagine how it might be different now if things had gone differently.

To do this, to describe unreal situations in the past, we use the Third Conditional.
If I had known the party was for your birthday, I would have got you a present.
But nobody told me this was a…

Conditional Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

A conditional usually consists of 2 clauses known as the main clause and the conditional clause.

The conditional clause usually begins with words like if or unless:
{conditional clause}, + {main clause}
if you leave me now, + you will take away the biggest part of me
If my heart had windows, + you’d see a heart full of love just for you.
Alternatively the two clauses can be…

First Conditional or Second Conditional‏‎

When using conditionals‏‎, it is sometimes difficult to know when to use the First Conditional and when to use the Second Conditional‏‎.

This article looks at how to choose between the two types, and which is best to use.
First or Second?
Generally speaking, if you want to talk about something which is likely to happen, use the First Conditional; if the idea is unlikely (but still…

What If – third conditional activity

What If is an activity to practice the third conditional‏‎ looking at impossible outcomes.
Firstly select a famous historical event and prepare a summary of it in about 200 words (you can often find good summaries online in Wikipedia for example).

Make sure the story is relevant to your students’ interests and age group, and the language you use in your summary matches their level‏‎. This…

Conditionals‏‎ in English Grammar

A Conditional is a kind of sentence‏‎ which uses a word such as if. It talks about situations which are not real and imagines what might happen.

There are 3 main types of conditional sentences each used in a slightly different situation.
First Conditional
We use the First Conditional to talk about possible situations in the future. These could easily happen and most likely will.