I have seen the results of the scan and you have an inflamed appendix caused by a coin.
If only I had known it was that I would have worried less. How on earth did you eat a coin?
You are not English. Are you, doctor? No, I am originally from French Canada. Why do you ask?
Well if you had of been English you would have been familiar with our more outlandish customs.
It is a tradition in this country to put coins in the Christmas puddings.
It has been largely abandoned over the last fifty years but some die-hards still carry on the custom.
If I hadn’t listened to my wife I would not be in this hospital today.
She insisted I ate her mother’s Christmas pudding. The pudding is so rich that you certainly do not want to savor a mouthful.
You just want to swallow it. I hadn’t just swallowed it I wouldn’t be here now.
When will you operate doctor? I will not be operating on you. If had it been something malignant I would operate.
I think you should be admitted today, in fact, your wife is down at reception talking to your insurance company.
If I were a betting man I would say you will be here for a few days. After which I would take a holiday if I were you.
Thank you so much, Doctor.
- I have seen the results
- an inflamed appendix
- caused by a coin
- If only I had known
- to have worried less
- How on earth
- I am originally from
- French Canada
- Why do you ask?
- of English origin
- to be familiar with
- a tradition
- in this country
- over the last fifty years
- carry on the custom
- to insist upon
- to savor
- a mouthful
- to swallow
- to be admitted
- at reception
- insurance company.
- a betting man
- after which
- if I was you.
Conditional Clauses = If Clauses
If clause + main clause
4 scenarios depending on the message we want to convey
Conditional Zero = facts
It is used to express facts
I can replace “if” by “when”
IF + simple present + , + simple present
If babies are hungry, they cry. = When babies are hungry, they cry.
If he eats peanuts, he feels unwell. = When he eats peanuts, he feels unwell.
Conditional One = likely
This scenario is likely, it is possible.
IF + simple present + , + future simple
If I run 20 miles, I will be tired. (I can’t remove the comma here)
I will be tired if I run 20 miles. (I can remove the comma here)
If I win the lottery, I will be rich.
Conditional Two = less likely
This scenario is less likely, not completely impossible
IF + simple past + , + simple conditional
If I ran 20 miles, I would be tired.
If I won the lottery, I would be rich.
Conditional Three = unlikely, unreal, expressing regret
This scenario is unlikely, unreal, or sometimes even used to express regret
IF + past perfect + , + conditional perfect
If I had run 20 miles, I would have been tired.
If I had won the lottery, I would have been rich.
Don’t forget about the punctuation.
Go over your irregular verbs.
Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers
Would you have been less worried had you known?
I would think so.
Should you find out anything you will let me know, won’t you?
Of course, you will be the first to know.
You’re not English, are you?
I am actually, what makes you think that?
If you had known, what would you have done?
I would of worried less.
Were you to stop smoking, what would happen?
I would feel better and have more money.
If you should happen to see Peter, can you ask him to call me?
I will, without fail.
Are you changing jobs?
Yes, unless something happens in the next 24 hours, I am.
In case of fire, leave the building, do you understand?
Yes, we did a fire drill yesterday.
Supposing I offered more, would you accept?
I’d have to think about it.
On condition that I have a spare ticket, will you come?
I would love to.