Zero conditional If...

We use the zero conditional to talk about things that are always true
  • If you heat water, it boils.
  • When the sun goes down, it gets dark.
  • It lights up if you push that button.
The present simple is used in both clauses

Now we are going to work in pairs

IF CLAUSE - if + present simple

MAIN CLAUSE - Present simple

  • If I oversleep, I miss the bus
  • If I miss the bus, I am late for school
  • If I am late for school, my teacher gets angry

The consequence can be expressed before or after thE condition

  • If you come to Canada, we can visit Vancouver
  • We can visit Vancouver if you come to Canada

Note: If the condition comes first, a comma is used. If the consequence come first, no comma is used

Any questions?


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