Define conditional sentene: the definition of conditional sentence is a sentence type that expresses a conditional and the outcome of condition.
in summary, a conditional sentence:
- usually begins with "if"
- includes a dependent and independent clause
- comes in different forms including first, second, and third
|first conditional||States the result of a possible future event occurring||If you get some sleep, you will feel better.|
|second conditional||States the result of an unlikely event occurring or an untruth being true|
If you become an insomniac, you would understand.(unlikely event occurring)
if you were an insomniac, you would understand.(untruth being true)
|third conditional||States how the situation would be different with a different past||If you had slept last night, you would have beaten your record.|