Hi every one,
I’m currently an English tutor and i have a problem with explaining the difference between Conditional Sentence type 1 and type 2 to my student.
Can any one help me with this. I’d really appreciate your help! Many thanks!
These should give you a basic understanding of the meaning and use of the two types of conditional. There are also some ideas from other teachers on those pages about how to explain them to students.
Hope that helps.
24 November, 2017 at 13:03
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Conditionals are sentences with two clauses – an ‘if’ clause and the main clause – that are closely related. Conditional sentences are often divided into different types.
We use the first conditional when we talk about real and possible situations.
In first conditional sentences, the structure is usually if + present simple and will + infinitive. It’s not important which clause comes first.
The second conditional is used to talk about ‘unreal’ or impossible things.
The structure is usually if + past simple and would + infinitive. It’s not important which clause comes first.