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The First Conditional
The first conditional tense talks about a particular condition or situation in the future and discusses the results that it would bring about. There is a real possibility that this condition will happen. We use the simple present tense preceded by “if” for the condition and “will” + the base verb (another future tense, or can, may, shall) to talk about the future result.
If it rains tomorrow, I will stay home.
If it does not rain tomorrow, what will you do?
If I see Emily next week, I can tell her.
If Jack is free on Thursday, we will meet to decide on the colour of the bathroom.
If they don’t pass their final exams, their teacher is going to be disappointed.
If the Blue Jays make it to the playoffs, we may go down to Toronto to see them.
We can switch the positioning of the clauses in the sentence, and retain its meaning.
I will stay home if it rains tomorrow.
Switch the clauses for the remaining example questions.
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