If it’s raining now, then your laundry is getting wet. If it’s raining now, there will be mushrooms to be picked next week. If he locked the door, then Kitty is trapped inside. A predictive conditional sentence concerns a situation dependent on a hypothetical (but entirely possible) future event.

What are the examples of conditional sentences?

Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • I would have helped if I’d known you were in trouble.
  • If Bonnie had studied, she would have passed the test.
  • My family wouldn’t have bought the house if they had seen the broken pipes.
  • Your dog would have bitten my dog if he hadn’t been on a leash.

What are the 4 types of conditional sentences?

Four Types of Conditionals

  • if (or when) + present tense | present tense.
  • if (or when) + past tense | past tense.
  • if + present tense | will (may/might/can/could/should) + infinitive.
  • if + past subjunctive | would/might/could + infinitive (simple or continuous)

What are the 3 types of conditional?


Conditional sentence type Usage
Type 1 A possible condition and its probable result
Type 2 A hypothetical condition and its probable result
Type 3 An unreal past condition and its probable result in the past
Mixed type An unreal past condition and its probable result in the present

What condition is expressed by future of Predictive conditional?

When speakers present an action or state in predictive conditional terms, they are stating that the future [non-]occurrence or [non-]existence of an action or state is a consequence of some really possible prior action or state: 24 If it’s fine tomorrow, we will have a barbecue.

What is an example of first conditional?

We use the first conditional when we talk about future situations we believe are real or possible. If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, we’ll go to the beach. Arsenal will be top of the league if they win. When I finish work, I’ll call you.

What does a conditional statement look like?

A conditional statement is a statement that can be written in the form “If P then Q,” where P and Q are sentences. For this conditional statement, P is called the hypothesis and Q is called the conclusion. Intuitively, “If P then Q” means that Q must be true whenever P is true.

What is a predictive conditional?

A predictive conditional sentence concerns a situation dependent on a hypothetical (but entirely possible) future event. The consequence is normally also a statement about the future, although it may also be a consequent statement about present or past time (or a question or order).

What is a predictive clause?

In a predictive conditional sentence, the relationship between the two clauses is promised or possible but not certain. Use a present-tense verb in the dependent or subordinate clause, and in the independent clause use modal auxiliaries “will,” “can,” “may,” “should,” or “might” with the base form of the verb.

Which of the following is a conditional statement?

The logical connector in a conditional statement is denoted by the symbol . The conditional is defined to be true unless a true hypothesis leads to a false conclusion. A truth table for p q is shown below.
Definition: A Conditional Statement is…

p q p q

How many types of conditionals are there?


How many conditionals are there? There are four main types of conditional sentences, unimaginatively named the Zero Conditional, First Conditional, Second Conditional, and Third Conditional.

What does Type 2 conditional sentence convey?

The type 2 conditional refers to an unlikely or hypothetical condition and its probable result. These sentences are not based on the actual situation. In type 2 conditional sentences, the time is now or any time and the situation is hypothetical.

What are third conditional sentences?

To make a sentence in the third conditional, we use, If + past perfect, would/wouldn’t have + past participle. If you had told me about the meeting, I would have come. If you had told me about the meeting, I wouldn’t have missed it.

What is the example of second conditional?

When we use the verb ‘to be’ in the second conditional, the past form is always were and not was for the subjects I, he, she and it. For example, If I were rich, I’d spend all my time travelling. If he were my boss, I’d look for another job.

Had had meaning?

had had. Had had is the past perfect form of have when it is used as a main verb to describe our experiences and actions. We use the past perfect when we are talking about the past and want to refer back to an earlier past time, Madiini.

Would have been meaning?

We use would have been is used to explain the logic of events. Examples: “The party would have been a disaster if Mary didn’t show up, she had everyone laughing” “I would have been there but I had to pick up my daughter from school early today” “Frank would have been here earlier, but he got held up in traffic”

Can past tense?

The past form of the verb “can” is “could”, this is just used for the past simple of the verb. Just as the present form, it doesn’t change for any of the pronouns.

Could have past participle meaning?

1: Could have + past participle means that something was possible in the past, or you had the ability to do something in the past, but that you didn’t do it. (See also modals of ability.) I could have stayed up late, but I decided to go to bed early. They could have won the race, but they didn’t try hard enough.