Conditional Sentences – A Summary
Conditional sentences describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened, but didn’t (in the past).
They are made using different English verb tenses with an ‘if clause’. The ‘if clause’ can go at the beginning or at the end of the conditional sentence.
There are four main types of conditional sentences.
2. Examples (if-clause at the beginning)
3. Examples (if-clause at the end)
4. Examples (affirmative and negative sentences)
* We can substitute could or might for would (should, may or must are sometimes possible, too).
- I would pass the test.
- I can pass the test.
- I could pass the test.
- I might pass the test.
- I may pass the test.
- I should pass the test.
- I must pass the test.