Home » If-Clauses

Category Archives: If-Clauses

Inversion in Conditionals - Exercises

Inversion in Conditionals

1. Invert the following Conditionals.

2. Complete with the appropriate conditionals (0/ I / II or III).

3. Choose the correct answer

Zero Conditionals

  • The zero conditional describes situations that are always true.

  • ‘ If ‘ can be replaced by when or whenever without changing the meaning of a given sentence.

  • Form
    The zero conditional is made up of two present simple verbs:
    • the ‘if’ clause in the present simple
    • the main clause in the present simple.

  • If you park your car on double yellow lines, you pay a fine.
    (Whenever you park illegally, you pay a fine.)

  • If water reaches 100 degrees, it boils.
    (It is always true, there can’t be a different result sometimes).

  • You get water if you mix hydrogen and oxygen.
    (It’s always true!)

  • If they go to school, they get up at seven.
    (Whenever they go to school they get up at the same time.)

  • My friends always help me if I ask them.
    (My friends help me whenever I ask them.)

Other Forms
Apart from the basic forms (the present simple in the main clause and the if clause),
we can use other verb forms in the zero conditional sentences:

  • If you want to be healthy, you must exercise.
    (a modal verb in the main clause)

  • If you are tired all day long, sleep more!
    (an imperative in the main clause)

‘ If ‘ is the most frequent expression in the if clauses, but other expressions are also possible. even if, provided (that), unless, on condition (that)

  • Iron melts on condition that it is heated..

  • He never says hello unless you say hello to him first.

  • Meat goes off provided that we don’t keep it in a fridge.

  • the teacher always shouts even if there’s no need.

Walt Disney's Story


Translate into English

  1. Mediation – All Tenses – MT1 Intermediate
          MT1 Possible Answers
  2. Mediation – All Tenses – MT2 Intermediate
          MT2 Possible Answers
  3. Mediation – All Tenses – MT3 Intermediate
          MT3 Possible Answers
  4. Mediation – All Tenses – MT4 Intermediate
          MT4 Possible Answers
  5. Mediation – All Tenses – MT5 Intermediate
          MT5 Possible Answers
  6. Mediation – All Tenses – MT6 Intermediate
          MT6 Possible Answers


The future perfect is used to describe an action that’ll be finished or something that’ll already have happened before a certain time in the future.


– Positive sentences: subject + will + have + past participle (main verb) Example: By the time the doctor arrives, I will have taken my medications.

– Negative sentences: subject + will (+not, also shorten as won’t) + have + the past participle of the main verb (in our case = taken)

Example: By the time the doctor arrives, I will not (won’t) have taken my medications.

– Yes/no -questions: will + the subject + have + past participle?

Example: By the time the doctor arrives, will she have taken my medication? (yes/no)

– Wh- tag questions: wh-tag + will + the subject + have + past participle? Example: Why will she have taken her medications by the time the doctor arrives?

Quiz - English Proverbs 3 / 99% fail this quiz... Amazing!

Quiz - Use of Phrases and Expressions

Some & Any - The Quiz

Some & Any

Advanced Business English Phrases and Expressions #2


Advanced Business English Phrases and Expressions

Advanced Business English Phrases and Expressions #1