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Zero Conditional

Zero Conditional

The zero conditional is used to talk about general truths, or things that are almost always true under certain conditions. For example, it's pretty much always true that if it rains, stuff gets wet.

Zero conditional is easy to form because all the verbs are in present tense. You just use two clauses, one with If + simple present verb and the other with another simple present verb, as in, "If students miss an exam, the professor fails them." Or you can reverse the order of the clauses. You can say, "The professor fails students if they miss an exam."

Finally, this form can also be used for giving instructions about what to do under certain conditions. For example, "If I'm late for dinner, start eating without me."

Zero Conditional Grammar Quiz

  1. If you heat ice it .

  2. Does your boss get angry if you for work?

  3. If people do not they get hungry.

  4. The moon an eclipse if it blocks out the sun.

  5. Bread if you bake it with yeast.

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Zero Conditional Lessons:

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agutka71

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amel pan

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melts/are/eat/causes/rises

03:00 PM Oct 25 2011 |

amel pan

Algeria

as an english teacher it’s very important to deal with zero conditional .thank u for these extrat information

02:54 PM Oct 25 2011 |

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