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CONDITIONAL SENTENCES http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omverbs/threeconditionals.htm http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-conditional_6.htm http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-conditional_quiz.htm 1. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES BEGINNING WITH THE WORDS GIVEN: 1- Tell her your address. She might need it. Tell her your address in case 2- Unless you study hard, you won’t pass your exams. If you 3- Write down my telephone number. There’s a chance you will need it. Write down my telephone number in 4- People should not be allowed to keep pets if they don’t look after them properly. Unless 5- Close the window. It may rain.

Close the window in 6- She won’t sing because there’s no silence in the room.

She won’t sing unless 7- They dropped the vase and it broke.

If 8- I didn’t go to the party because I had a headache.

If 9- She won’t pass because she doesn’t study.

If 10- Paul always takes a pen with him because he may have to write something. Paul always takes a pen with him in 11- My parents didn’t let me go to the party because I failed the exam.

If I


12- I didn’t pay attention to my doctor’s advice and I got sick.

If I 2. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1. What happens if you don’t water your plants? 2. What would you do next summer if you didn’t pass your exams? 3. What famous person would you like to meet if you had the chance? 4. What would you do if you won the lottery? 5. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do and why? 6. If you were going to a deserted island and you could only take three things with you, what would you take? Why?

Wishes and regrets practice exercises 1. Decide what you think the right answer is. 1 She failed most of her exams, and now she wishes she __________ harder. * works

* worked

* would work

* had worked

2 I had to get the bus to work every day. I wish I __________ a car. * have got

* had

* would have

* had had

3 The weather's terrible today. I wish it __________ a bit warmer. * is

* was

* would be

* had been

4 It really annoys me that you never do anything around the house! I wish you __________ from time to time. * wash up

* washed up

* would wash up

* had washed up

5 I missed my English class yesterday because I went to the doctor's. I wish I ________ it. * don't miss

* didn't miss

* wouldn't miss

* hadn't missed

6 The last bus always seems to leave early. I wish the driver __________ until the right time before leaving. * waits

* waited

* would wait

* had waited

7 I gave that man in the pub my phone number. I wish I __________. * won't

* didn't have

* wouldn't

* hadn't


2. Look at each situation and decide if it describes a past or a present situation. Then write a sentence using "wish". Example: I am too fat --> I wish I wasn't so fat. (PRESENT) I didn't pass my exam --> If only I had passed my exam. (PAST) 1. I wasn't thirsty. I didn't drink the lemonade. 2. I didn't know Kirsty was in town. I didn't telephone her. 3. I didn't know watching this documentary was important for our exam. I didn't watch it. 4. I walked home from the disco. My friend was too drunk to drive. (negative sentence with "not walk") 5. I didn't go to the shops. I thought they closed at 5pm. They closed at 6pm. 6. I ate the yoghurt in the fridge. I thought it was mine, not yours. 7. I am really hungry now. I didn't have any breakfast. 8. I didn't see Tony at the party. I wanted to speak to him about his holiday in France.

All Conditional Forms Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate conditional form, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. 1. (If / When) work out.

I leave work, I usually go to the fitness center to

2. She hates TV. She thinks television is a waste of time. (If / When) she watches any television at all, it is usually a documentary or a news program. 3. My friend always keeps in touch by mail. (If / When) letter, I usually write back immediately.

I get a


4. If I (have) enough money, I (go) However, my bank account is empty! 5. I love to travel! When I (have)

on safari to Kenya.

enough money, I (go)

abroad. I do it almost every year. 6. I really wanted to go on safari to Kenya with my friends, but I couldn't afford to go. If I (have)

enough money, I (go)

with them.

7. I'm sorry, I didn't know you were allergic to chocolate. If I (know) , I (make)

you a vanilla birthday cake.

8. Stop asking me what Amanda bought you for Christmas. Even if I (know) what she bought you, I (tell, not)

you.

9. Nobody here speaks English. Too bad Gloria isn't here. If she (be) with us, she (can)

act as our interpreter.

10. I am afraid I won't be able to come to your wedding next week because my company is sending me to New York to attend a trade show. I (miss, never) your wedding if I (have)

a choice in the matter.

11. If the weather is nice tomorrow, she (walk) school. 12. If you help me move tomorrow, I (treat) movie.

along the river to

you to a dinner and a

13. If you were to help me move tomorrow, I (treat) dinner and a movie.

you to a

14. If I were in Tahiti right now, I (snorkel) along a beautiful reef. I wouldn't be stuck here in this office with mountains of paperwork. 15. If Jerry hadn't stopped to pick up that quarter, he (cross) the street when the bus ran the red light. He might have been killed! 16. Tina's train arrived ahead of schedule. If I hadn't decided to go to the train station early, she (wait) before I arrived.

there for more than twenty minutes


17. If I (pass) the test, I (get) Instead, I got a "C." I really should have studied more.

an "A" in the class.

18. If I (be) rich, I (buy) that new Mercedes we saw yesterday. Unfortunately, I can't even afford a used car. 19. We (go) skiing this weekend, but there's no snow. Oh, well! We will just have to find something else to do instead. 20. If Heather spoke Chinese, she (translate) yesterday.

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All Conditional Forms Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate conditional form, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. 1. (If / When) work out.

I leave work, I usually go to the fitness center to

2. She hates TV. She thinks television is a waste of time. (If / When) she watches any television at all, it is usually a documentary or a news program. 3. My friend always keeps in touch by mail. (If / When) letter, I usually write back immediately. 4. If I (have) enough money, I (go) However, my bank account is empty! 5. I love to travel! When I (have)

I get a

on safari to Kenya.

enough money, I (go)

abroad. I do it almost every year. 6. I really wanted to go on safari to Kenya with my friends, but I couldn't afford to go. If I (have)

enough money, I (go)

with them.

7. I'm sorry, I didn't know you were allergic to chocolate. If I (know) , I (make)

you a vanilla birthday cake.

8. Stop asking me what Amanda bought you for Christmas. Even if I (know) what she bought you, I (tell, not)

you.


9. Nobody here speaks English. Too bad Gloria isn't here. If she (be) with us, she (can)

act as our interpreter.

10. I am afraid I won't be able to come to your wedding next week because my company is sending me to New York to attend a trade show. I (miss, never) your wedding if I (have)

a choice in the matter.

11. If the weather is nice tomorrow, she (walk) school. 12. If you help me move tomorrow, I (treat) movie.

along the river to

you to a dinner and a

13. If you were to help me move tomorrow, I (treat) dinner and a movie.

you to a

14. If I were in Tahiti right now, I (snorkel) along a beautiful reef. I wouldn't be stuck here in this office with mountains of paperwork. 15. If Jerry hadn't stopped to pick up that quarter, he (cross) the street when the bus ran the red light. He might have been killed! 16. Tina's train arrived ahead of schedule. If I hadn't decided to go to the train station early, she (wait) before I arrived.

there for more than twenty minutes

17. If I (pass) the test, I (get) Instead, I got a "C." I really should have studied more.

an "A" in the class.

18. If I (be) rich, I (buy) that new Mercedes we saw yesterday. Unfortunately, I can't even afford a used car. 19. We (go) skiing this weekend, but there's no snow. Oh, well! We will just have to find something else to do instead. 20. If Heather spoke Chinese, she (translate) yesterday. Complete the conditional sentences (type I, II and III)

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1. Once upon a time the cat bit the mouse's tail off. “Give me back my tail,” said the mouse. And the cat said, “Well, I (give) you back your tail if you fetched me some milk. But that's impossible to do for a little mouse like you.” 2. The mouse, however, went to the cow. “The cat (give / only) me back my tail if I fetch her some milk.” 3. And the cow said, “Well, I would give you milk if you (get) me some hay. But that's impossible to do for a little mouse like you.” 4. The mouse, however, went to the farmer. “The cat will only give me back my tail if the cow (give)

me some milk. And the cow

(only / give) me milk if I get her some hay.” 5. And the farmer said, “Well, I would give you hay if you (bring) me some meat. But that's impossible to do for a little mouse like you.” 6. The mouse, however, went to the butcher. “The cat will only give me back my tail if the cow (give)

me milk. And the cow will only

give me milk if she (get)

some hay. And the farmer (only /

give) me hay if I get him some meat.” 7. And the butcher said, “Well, I would give you meat if you (make) the baker bake me a bread. But that's impossible to do for a little mouse like you.”  The mouse, however, went to the baker. “The cat (give / only) me back my tail if I fetch her some milk. And the cow (give / not) me milk if I don't get her hay. And the farmer will only give me hay if the butcher (have)

some meat for him. And the butcher will not give me

meat if you (bake / not)

him a bread.”

 And the baker said, “Well, I (give) you bread if you promise never to steal my corn or meal.”  The mouse promised not to steal, and so the baker gave the mouse bread, the mouse gave the butcher bread. The butcher gave the mouse meat, the mouse gave the farmer meat. The farmer gave the mouse hay, the mouse gave the cow hay. The cow gave the mouse milk, the mouse gave the cat milk. And the cat gave the mouse her tail back.  But imagine what would have happened otherwise:  If the mouse (promised / not) baker (not/give)  If the baker (not / give)

never to steal corn or meal, the

the mouse bread. the mouse bread, the butcher (refuse)

to give her meat for the farmer.


 If the butcher (refuse)

her any meat, the farmer (not / be)

willing to give the mouse hay.  If the farmer (not / be)

willing to give the mouse hay, the

mouse (not / receive)

milk from the cow.

 If the mouse (not / receive)

milk from the cow, she (not / get)

back her tail

Exercise: a) Write the verbs in brackets in their correct forms. b) Answer the question according to what you understand from the sentence. Example: ü If I went to the cinema, I would watch (to watch) interesting films. ü Do you watch interesting films? 1. If you

(to wait) a minute, I'll come with you.

Will I come with you? 2. If I went anywhere, it

(to be) Australia.

Are you going to Australia? 3. We

(to watch) TV tonight if Peter hadn't bought the theatre tickets.

Did Peter buy the theatre tickets? 4. Would you go out more often if you the house?

(not/to have) to do so much in

Do you go out more often? 5. If he hadn't missed the train, he

(to arrive) here in time.

Did he arrive in time? 6. I will miss the school bus if I

(not/to get up) early.

Will I miss the school bus? 7. We could have helped John if we

(to know) about his problems.

Did we help John? 8. If we

(to cycle) to Dresden, it will be a fantastic trip.

Are we going to cycle to Dresden? 9. If I go to Leipzig, I

(visit) the zoo.

Are going to Leipzig? 10. If I were a millionaire, I Am I living in Beverly Hills?

(live) in Beverly Hills.


11. If we had read the book, we

(understand) the film.

Did we understand the film? 12. I could have arrived in time if I

(miss) the train.

Did I arrive in time? 13. If the teacher explains the grammar once more, I on the test.

(score) better

Did you take the test? 14. My friend would stay longer in Vienna if he

(have) more time.

Will my friend stay longer in Vienna? 15. If it had not rained I Did it rain?

(go) for a walk.


Conditional Sentences  

Exercises on conditional sentences for Bachillerato

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