English Conditional Sentences : Formation et Cours Anglais à Lyon

→ It is possible and also very likely that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Present, will-Future

Example: If I find her address, I’ll send her an invitation.

Welcome to your Conditional 1

1. If I see him, I ___ (give) him a lift.
2. The table will collapse, if you ___ (stand) on it.
3. If he ___ (eat) all that, he will be ill.
4. If I find your passport, I ___ (call) you at once.
5. The police ___ (arrest) him, if they catch him.
6. If he ___ (read) in bad light, he will ruin his eyes.
7. Someone ___ (steal) your car if you leave it unlocked.
8. I’ll be very angry if he ___ (make) any more mistakes.
9. If he ___ (be) late, we’ll go without him.
10. She will be absolutely furious if she ___ (hear) about this.


Conditional Sentence Type 2

→ It is possible but very unlikely, that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form: if + Simple Past, Conditional I (= would + Infinitive)

Example: If I found her address, I would send her an invitation.

Welcome to your Conditional 2

1. If I ___ (know) his address, I’d give it to you.
2. If you ___ (play) for lower stakes you wouldn’t lose so much.
3. If he worked more slowly, he ___ (not make) so many mistakes.
3. If he worked more slowly, he ___ (not make) so many mistakes.
4. I ___ (buy) shares in that company if I had some money.
5. If you ___ (not belong) to a union you couldn’t get a job.
6. What ___ (you-do) if you found a burglar in your house?
7. If he knew that it was dangerous, he ___ (not come).
8. I could get a job easily if I ___ (have) a degree.
9. If you ___ (paint) the walls white the room would be much brighter.
10. More tourists would come to this country if it ___ (have) a better climate.

→ It is impossible that the condition will be fulfilled because it refers to the past.

Form: if + Past Perfect, Conditional II (= would + have + Past Participle)

Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation.

Welcome to your Conditional 3

1. If I had known that you were in hospital, I ___ (visit) you.
2. If you ___ (arrive) ten minutes earlier you would have got a seat.
3. You would have seen my garden at its best if you ___ (be) here last week.
4. I shouldn’t have believed it if I ___ (not see) it with my own eyes.
5. If I ___ (have) a map I would have been all right.
6. If I ___ (know) that you were coming, I’d have baked a cake.
7. If you had told me that he never paid his debts, I ___ (not lend) him the money.
8. If he had known that the river was dangerous, he ___ (not try) to swim across it.
9. If he had known the whole story, he ___ (not be) so angry.
10. If I ___ (try) again, I think that I would have succeeded.

Welcome to your 3 Conditions Mixed

1. It took me three days to get to Chicago by bus. I wish I (fly) __________there instead of taking the bus.
2. I would get a new job if I (be) _______ you.
3. They would have bought that new car if they (have) _________ the money.
4. I will leave on Saturday if she (come, not) _______ to visit.
5. If he were President, he (help) __________ the poor more.
6. If they had had enough good sense, they (move) ________ to Santa Monica.
7. She will go crazy unless she (leave) __________ you.
8. Watch out! If you touch that cable you (get) ________ a shock.
9. I might have had time if you (ask) ________ me for help.
10. I’m afraid I can’t understand you unless you (speak) __________ more clearly.
11. If we sneak out quietly, nobody (notice) ____________.
12. I would not have read your diary if you (hide, not) _________ it in such an obvious place.
13. If they (have) __________ time at the weekend, they will come to see us.
14. He (not take) ________ the bread if he hadn’t been hungry.
15. I wouldn’t run away if I (see) __________ a spider.
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