Sunday, 16 May 2010

Lecture Extra:Future Real and Unreal Conditionals

As noted in class this week, the Future Real Conditional "describes what you think you will do in a specific situation in the future" and is "different from other Real Conditional forms because, unlike the present or the past, you do not know what will happen in the future." [Englishpage.com]

The Future Unreal Conditional meaniwhile, englishpage.com notes, "is used to talk about imaginary situations in the future." It is not as common as the Future Real Conditional because "English speakers often leave open the possibility that anything MIGHT happen in the future. It is only used when a speaker needs to emphasize that something is impossible." To read more about furure conditionals and to do some exercises on the follow the links below.

Links:
englishpage.com/futureconditional
grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/conditional
nonstopenglish.com/conditionals

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