Just another part of the lesson series by the name of “ADVERB CLAUSES”.
In this post I prepared a lesson on the subject of “EXPRESSING CONDITIONS IN ADVERB CLAUSES”.
Also I placed a set of exercises to help you understand the grammar lesson. Have fun!
EXPRESSING CONDITIONS IN ADVERB CLAUSES:
|(a) If it rains, the streets get wet.||
If-clauses (also called “adverb clauses of condition”) present possible conditions. The main clause expresses results.
In (a): POSSIBLE CONDITION = it rains
RESULT = the streets get wet
|(b) If it rains tomorrow, I will take my umbrella.||
A present tense, not a future tense, is used in an if-clause even though the verb in the if-clause may refer to a future event or situation, as in (b).
|WORDS THAT INTRODUCE ADVERB CLAUSES OF CONDITION (IF-CLAUSES)
If in case unless
Whether or not in the event that only if
It may be cold tomorrow.
- If it’s cold tomorrow, I’m going to stay home.
- If it’s cold tomorrow, let’s go skating.
- If it’s cold tomorrow, you should wear your wool sweater.
- We can’t go on a picnic if it’s cold tomorrow.
- Maybe it will be hot tomorrow.
- Maybe you will have some free time tomorrow.
- Maybe you will lock yourself out of your apartment.
- Maybe the sun will be shining when you get up tomorrow morning.