• Zero and First Conditional Exercises and Examples with Video

    How do you know when to use zero conditionals or first conditionals in English? Are you even sure what zero and first conditional sentences are? Here is an explanation, video along with a zero and first conditional exercise to help you.

    Examples of Zero Conditional Sentences

    Zero conditional sentences are used to make imperative statements and statements of fact, such as:

    • If the temperature is below o Celsius, water freezes.
    • If it rains, we’ll get wet.
    • If today is Friday, tomorrow is Saturday.
    • If you don’t have money, you can’t buy anything.

    Examples of First Conditional Sentences

    First conditional sentences are used to talk about real or probable situations, for instance:

    • If I go out for dinner, I will order a cheeseburger.
    • If we don’t have money, we can borrow some.
    • If it rains, I won’t go to the baseball game.
    • If I eat anymore cheeseburgers, I’m going to be sick.
    • If I get sick, I won’t go to the movie tonight.

    Still not sure? Don’t worry! We can help you understand with this week’s video and exercise. Learning how to form these more complex sentences will help you express more complicated ideas in English.

    Zero or First Conditional Video:

    Zero and First Conditional Exercises

    Complete the conditional sentences below in comments, and we will respond. Remember to add a modal verb if the sentence is first conditional.

    Example: If we (to go) ___ to the grocery store, I _______ (to buy) milk. = If we go to the grocery store, I will buy milk.

    1. If you go to the grocery store,  ___ (to buy) me some vodka.

    2. If I talk to your dad, I ______ (ask) him to call you.

    3. If plants don’t have water, sunlight and soil, they ____ (to die).

    4. If I leave work early, we _____ (to go) to the movies.

    5. If you have the time, ___ (to call) your mother.

    Now try writing a zero conditional and a first conditional sentence of your own.

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