Conditional Sentences: Future, Present, Past

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Conditional Sentences
This video shows the differences among sentences in the future, present, and past conditional. The word “if” has a strong influence over how the verbs are formed.

The Future Conditional
This video explains how to make the future conditional. After the word “if” in sentences like these, the verb should be in the present tense.

The Present Conditional
The present conditional is also known as “the present unreal,” the present subjunctive mood," and a few other things. It doesn’t matter what you call it. We use this to describe things that are or are not true right now. Using the word “if” has a strong influence over the sentence.

The Past Conditional
An English teacher describes how to use the past conditional in English. This is also known as “the past unreal,” “the past perfect subjunctive,” and by other really confusing titles. The main thing to remember is that you’re describing something that did or didn’t happen in the past. The past conditional is useful for describing regrets (things that you wish you had or had not done.)

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