Conditionals (Part 1)

Do you remember Jennifer’s online instruction?. This is her first lesson on Conditionals. Watch the video and then click  here to do some practice.

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3 thoughts on “Conditionals (Part 1)”

1. Maria

Hi Anna !!!
First in all, THANKS for your implication with us.

I found more interesting the Jenifer’s web. She speak slowly and you can understand it all. Although I had to look for some word in the dictionary.

Nevertheless I found adjective lessons more clear than conditional. I’ll try to look again in order to understand it better.

Thanks
Maria

2. Pablo

Hello Anna,

I agree with Maria. It’s difficult to understand this conditional type because in they all, we can say them in future.

Ex: if you exercise regularly, you fell better. In this sentence we can also say “you will feel better”
If you cut your finger, you bleed. I’d say “you will bleed”.

Thank you and see you on Monday.

3. amorales Post author

I see your point Pablo. However, there is a difference between :

a) If you exercise regularly, you feel better.
b) If you exercise regularly, you will feel better.

Clause a) is a general truth. The zero conditional is a structure used for talking about general truths, or scientific facts — things which always happen under certain conditions. e.g. ‘If you mix yellow and red, you get orange’.

Clause b) is first conditional. We use it when we want to express probable or real situations in the present or future. Imagine you are talking to a friend who complains about sitting long hours in front of his computer, you can tell him : ‘If you exercise regularly, you will feel better’

Hope you see the difference.