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Present and Future Unreal Conditionals
karla Siobhanon 15 October 2012
Transcript of Present and Future Unreal Conditionals
Unreal Conditionals You can begin conditional sentences with the if
clause or the result clause. The meaning is the same. Might or could Would Would, might, or could + base form
of the verb in the result clause If clause. If I had a million dollars,
I would buy a new house To talk about unreal conditions an
their results, it may be:
untrue,imagined or impossible Grammar
Charts Yes/No Questions Wh- Questions References Statements Uses Uses... can be:
present and future The if clause gives the unreal
condition, and the result clause
gives the unreal result of that
condition. If they had a nice house, they wouldn´t want to move If I had more money now, I would take
a trip around the world. The if clause uses the simple pasts
but the meaning is not past Don't use would in the if clause If she knew the answer, she would tell you.
NOT if she would know the answer... Use were for all subjects when the verb in the
if clause is a form of be. If I were a King, I would make you Prime Minister
NOT If I was King... Some people use was with I, he, she
and it. However many people think
this is incorrect. In result clause if the result is certain. Do not use will. Use They love to travel. If they had time,
they would take a trip next summer. In the result clause if the result is not certain. Do not use may and can. They´ve never been to Asia. If they took a trip, they might go to Japan If they took a trip, they could go to Japan. You can also use could in the result clause to express ability. You don't know Japanese. If you knew Japanese,
you could translate this article for them. If I had more money, I would move. Use If I were you, I wouldn't ask the fish for anything else. He could get angry. Use wish + simple past to talk about things that you want to true now, but that are not true Use were instead of was after wish Use could or would after wish.
Don't use can or will. I lived in a castle NOT I wish I was a child again I wish were a child again I wish I could by a car.
I wish I can by a car. If clause: simple past Result clause: Would (not) + Base Form If Mia had money,
If she were* rich. she would live in a palace she wouldn't live in a cottage. If Mia did't have money,
If she weren't rich, she wouldn't live in a palace.
she would live in a cottage. Result Clause If clause Would she lived here If she had money?
If she were rich? Affirmative Negative Yes, she would. No, she wouldn't. Short Answers Result Clause If clause What would she do if she had money?
if she were rich? Are this a real situation? NO! this is a imaginary situation. sentences can be about: the PRESENT the FUTURE If i lived in a palace now, I would
give parties all the time. if clause result clause If I moved next month, I would
buy new furniture. if clause result clause in the FUCHS, M; BONNER, M. Focus on grammar. (2006) pages: 336-347
Bogage, B(2012) Unreal conditionals. Retrieved from: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/bbogage-49291-unreal-conditionals-education-ppt-powerpoint/ If I were you, I would do this practice :) Practice Nancy Games