What if aliens invaded earth?
What if I woke up with 3 arms?
Conditionals can be fun, but also useful for everyday language.
"If you study harder, will you learn more?"
Conditionals talk about a possible result to an action. Today we'll be looking at an overview of the different kinds of conditionals there are and how to use them. There are four types of conditional:
The zero Conditional
Talks about situations that are always true.
Present simple + Present simple
The First COnditional
Talks about imaginary situations that could happen
Present simple + future with will
The Second COnditional
Talks about imaginary situations that are unlikely to happen
We use the past tense to make the event more unlikely, but we can still use it to talk about the future.
Past simple + would / could + base verb
The Third Conditional
Talks about imaginary situations that will definitely not happen
Past perfect + would / could / might + have + past participle
There you have it! A brief overview of all the conditionals we use in English. Not so difficult right? Leave a comment below with your own conditional sentences! What if...?