IELTS Grammar: Using Future Real Conditionals
26 Nov 2014 admin
Structurally, a conditional statement has two clauses, and together, they make up a sentence that has a condition concluded by a specific result. One of the conditionals that we often use is the future real conditional.
We use this conditional to express real possibilities that are more likely to happen when certain future conditions are met. The condition is introduced by when suggesting a stronger sense of expectancy as opposed to if.
If I see her, I will tell on you.
I will tell on you if I see her.
Note: The condition is expressed in the simple present tense while the result is in the simple future tense. The clauses are set apart by a comma only if the condition clause comes before the result.
Sometimes, we use shall, can, or may instead of will in the result clause.
When I become president, I shall bring forth the change that our great nation has been deprived of for many decades.
You can get that promotion if you work harder than everyone else in this company.
If you finish this on time, you may take some time off.
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