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Elementary - First Conditional

Monday, 01 June 2009
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English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of the first conditional with printable exercises.

Positive and negative


If I work hard, I
he has enough money, he
we don't hurry up, we
' ll (will)
pass my exams.
buy a new car.
miss the train.


The first conditional is used to express a possible condition and a probable result in the future.
It is form by If + present simple, + will + infinitive without to.

  • If we go by bus, it will be cheaper.
  • If it rains, I'll stay at home.

If can be at the beginning of the sentence or in the middle. If it comes at the beginning, we put a comma at the end of the clause, if it comes at the end, we do not use a comma.

  • It will be cheaper if we go by bus.
  • I'll stay at home if it rains.




will you do if you don't pass your exams?
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