Present Unreal Conditionals
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If Vicki werent such a boring teacher, I wouldnt sleep during class.
Present unreal conditionals have two clauses
A clause is a group of words that have a subject and verb.
Two ClausesIf clause-states the conditionResult clause-states the result
How many clauses do present unreal conditional statements have?
What is a clause?
Name the two clauses in a present unreal conditional.
If clause- If + Subject + past form of verb Ex. If Abraham didnt ignore Vicki,
Result clause- Subject + would + base form of verbEx. he would understand present unreal conditionals.
If Abraham didnt ignore Vicki, he would understand present unreal conditionals.
How do you form the if clause?
How do you form the result clause?
What is the if clause in this sentence?
What is the result clause in this sentence?
Ex. Maren would make a wonderful teacher if she had more patience.
Present unreal conditionals talk about something that is untrue, impossible, or imagined.
They describe the opposite of what is true.
If teenagers went to sleep before 10:00 PM, they would be more awake in school.
What do present unreal conditionals describe?
Somethings that is..The opp
Use would + base form of verb to describe a definite resultEx. If Nimfa didnt have such a hectic lifestyle, she would sleep better.
Use might or could to describe a possible resultEx. If students knew about the dangers of sleep-derivation, they might take their sleep habits more seriously.
Why do we use would in a present unreal conditional?
Why do we use might or could in a present unreal conditional?
To make a question, use question word order in the main clauseEx. If you were sleep-deprived, would you be able to tell?
The if clause is not needed if the condition is understood by the listener.How would you be able to tell?
How do you make a question using the present unreal conditional?
Make an example question present unreal conditional.
For the verb to be, use were for all subjects
Examples:If I were rich, I would open my own school.If she were rich, she would buy a new BMW.If you were rich, what would you do?If Ohlone College were the best school in the bay area, many students would want to go there.
Write a present unreal conditional sentence using the verb to be.
Write a present unreal conditional using a question.
Write a present unreal conditional using would.
Write a present unreal conditional using might.