English for Everybody - Beginners course

First Conditional

Let's learn about conditionals


A first conditional sentence consists of two clauses, an "if" clause and a "result" clause:

if clause if + subject + verb in the simple present tense
if    it    rains
result clause subject + will + verb
we    will    go    to the cinema.

The first conditional is used to talk about things which are possible in the present or the future - things which may happen:

For example:
If the train is on time we will be in London for lunch
(the train is likely to be on time therefore we will be in London in time for lunch)

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