Conditional Sentences Type 1
• Learners are able to understand the use of conditional if (type I) in sentences
• Learners are able to guess possible result from certain present condition or do logic reasoning.
Learn about it!
Look at the following statements and learn what they mean:
If the voters are not satisfied, the election will likely be repeated.
The above sentence means that re-election will likely be done if the voters are not happy with the result.
If the oil price keeps raising, other prices will increase immediately.
The above sentence means that prices of other products will improve very soon if the oil price keeps raising.
If she keeps studying hard, she will pass the exam with good results.
The above sentence means that she will pass the examination with good results if she keeps studying hard.
Conditional Sentences Type 1 is used to make prediction that may happen in the future when certain condition is fulfilled in the present. The predicted situation is as the most possible result to occur. However, when the present condition cannot meet the requirement, the future result won’t exist.
Conditional sentence has two parts: the ‘if clause’ and the main clause. The ‘if clause’ belongs to the present condition that needs to be fulfilled and the main clause belongs to future condition that occurs as the result.
The pattern can also be switched. So, the main clause comes first and then followed by the IF clause.
- Conditional If (type I) is used to make prediction that may happen in the future when certain condition is fulfilled in the present.
- The pattern is If + Simple Present for the if clause, and followed by main clause in future tense (will).
- You need to put a comma when the if clause comes first, but you don not need one when the main clause comes first.