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What are Conditionals?

These are If sentences that show a possible or likely cause and effect.

The Zero Conditional

Unlike other conditional forms, this is for showing that something is always or generally true in the present.

If/When/Unless + subject + verb in simple present (+object), (then) subject + verb in simple present (+object)

  • When ice gets warm, it melts.
  • If water gets very cold, it turns to ice.

You can also switch the clauses and take out the comma.

  • Ice melts when it gets warm.
  • Water turns to ice if it gets very cold.

Making a Question:

If/When/Unless + subject + verb in simple present (+object), does/do + subject + base verb (+object)

  • When ice gets warm, does it melt?
  • If water gets very cold, does it turn to ice?

You can also switch the clauses and take out the comma.

  • Does ice melt when it gets warm?
  • Does water turn to ice if it gets very cold?

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