Conditional Sentences

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Conditional Sentences by Mind Map: Conditional Sentences

1. Punctuation

1.1. If I work hard now, I will grow up to be a successful person.

1.2. I will grow up to be a successful person if I work hard now.

1.3. I will grow up, if I work hard now, to be a successful person.

2. What are they?

2.1. We use them to talk about situations (real or unreal)

2.2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsG-dz1drgQ

2.3. The sentence structure - made up of two clauses with a conjunction.

2.3.1. The main clause and the subordinate clause (also known as the conditional clause in this case)

2.3.2. If I work hard now, I will grow up to be a successful person.

2.3.3. The conjunction IF is used

2.3.3.1. Sometimes the conjunction UNLESS is used

2.3.3.1.1. Unless I work hard now, I will not grow up to be a successful person.

3. Grammar for each

3.1. First Conditional

3.1.1. will + verb

3.1.2. If I work hard now, I will grow up to be a successful person.

3.2. Second Conditional

3.2.1. would + verb

3.2.2. If I had a time machine, I would go back in time...

3.3. Third Conditional

3.3.1. would / would have + past participle

3.3.2. If I had studied, I would not have been in this mess.

3.4. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences

4. 3 Types of Conditionals

4.1. First Conditional

4.1.1. Talking about something we will do in the future, likely to happen

4.1.1.1. Making a real statement.

4.2. Second Conditional

4.2.1. Talking about something that will not likely happen or unreal

4.2.1.1. Making a hypothetical statement.

4.3. Third Conditional

4.3.1. Talking about something that did or did not happen in the past

4.3.1.1. Reflecting, looking back on things.