Conditionals · ESL grammar · Grammar · tenses · Verb

The Difference Between If and When

By Jacqueline Schaalje J When you use “if,” it means that the situation can happen or not. If you say “when,” it’s certain the situation will happen. So “if” means = in the situation that, or in case that. And “when” means at the time that. If and when can both be conditionals, which you… Continue reading The Difference Between If and When

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Conditionals · ESL grammar · Grammar

Conditionals Overview

See if you know them now: Do the Conditionals Mixed Quiz By Jacqueline Schaalje This is only for intermediate and advanced learners! I don’t recommend trying to understand this article if you’re a beginning learner of English. If you’re not quite sure, have a look again at some older articles that explain conditionals one by… Continue reading Conditionals Overview

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Conditionals in the Future: When You’re Ready, We’ll Go.

In an earlier article we talked about automatic conditionals. They look like this: When I’m hungry, I eat. Catch up here. Now we’ll dissect (= analyse) another kind of conditional, which is Future Conditional. An example of that is: When you are ready, we will go.   Bjørn Bulthuis What Is Future Conditionals? Futre conditionals… Continue reading Conditionals in the Future: When You’re Ready, We’ll Go.

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Conditionals – Automatic conditionals: When I’m hungry, I eat.

Most of my students get excited when I tell them we’re going to learn conditionals. I don’t really know how to explain that happy glimmer in their eyes when I say the word “conditionals.” Although many of my students don’t know what conditionals are, they’ve heard the word somewhere and they know it’s IMPORTANT. Aha,… Continue reading Conditionals – Automatic conditionals: When I’m hungry, I eat.

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