Tip of the Week 43- 2019 – conditionals


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Tip of the Week 43 – 2019 – conditionals

Paul and Sophie are organising an event and want to send invitations out. But that is not too easy, they need Tip #43: conditionals for that.

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If sentences (conditionals 1 & 2)

Form

If sentences, also called conditional sentences, can be used with if at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence:

Beginning

If you send me the report by tomorrow, I will be ready for the meeting.

If we leave at 7am, we will be on time for the flight.

Middle

I will be ready for the meeting if you send me the report by tomorrow.

We will be on time for the flight if we leave at 7am.

Conditional 1

Conditional sentences with verbs in the present are used to describe things that we consider to be realistic. This is what we call Conditional 1:

Form

Positive sentence                   If I see you I will give you the letter, or

                                                I will give you the letter if I see you

Negative sentence                  If I don’t see you I won’t be able to give you the letter, or

                                                I won’t be able to give you the letter if I don’t see you

If you see the boss, tell him that I want to speak to him please

If you don’t give me the information soon, I won’t be in time to make the deadline.

Conditional 2

Conditional sentences with verbs in the past form are used to describe things that we consider to be hypothetical. This is what we call Conditional 2 – it is the equivalent of the German “Konjunktiv II“.

Note: The verb is only in the past form not in the past tense! It is simply describing hypothetical situations…