tip#26 - What are conditionals statements in English?

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In the English language, conditional structures (”if”-”then”) express degrees of certainty about events and situations. Conditional sentences are formed with two clauses: the “if” clause in present or past tense and the main (or “then,” clause) in various present/future and past tenses. Ranging from complete certainty (the “zero conditional”) to the impossible (the “third conditional”) the four conditionals in English allow for nuanced expression about probable, potential, and hypothetical events and outcomes. To help you get a better idea, have a look at the following chart:

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