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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Conditionals

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of conditionals.

Choose the correct conditional sentence to express the following ideas.

Example

Every time it rains, our school closes.
If it rains, our school closes.
If it rains, our school will close.

The correct answer is "If it rains, our school closes."


1.

Mother visits us when she has holidays. She will probably have holidays this Christmas.

 

If my mother has holidays this Christmas, she will visit us.

 

If my mother has holidays this Christmas, she visits us.

 

 

 

2.

Mother visits us when she has holidays.

 

If she has holidays, my mother will visit us.

 

If she has holidays, my mother visits us.

 

 

 

3.

I always take an umbrella when it rains.

 

If it rains, I will take an umbrella.

 

If it rains, I take an umbrella.

 

 

 

4.

It did not rain yesterday. I did not take an umbrella. I take an umbrella when it rains.

 

If it had rained yesterday, I would have taken an umbrella.

 

If it rained yesterday, I take an umbrella.

 

 

 

5.

I always write letters when I have free time.

 

If I have free time, I write letters.

 

If I have free time, I will write letters.

 

 

 

6.

I always read a book when I have free time. I do not think I will have any free time this weekend.

 

If I have free time, I read a book.

 

If I had free time, I would read a book.

 

 

 

7.

I buy CDs when I have extra money. I did not have any extra money last weekend. I did not buy any CDs.

 

If I had had extra money this weekend, I would have bought CDs.

 

If I had extra money, I would buy CDs.

 

 

 

8.

I buy CDs when I have extra money.

 

If I have extra money, I buy CDs

 

If I have extra money, I will buy CDs.

 

 

 

9.

I like to drink water when I am thirsty.

 

If I am thirsty, I drink water.

 

If I am thirsty, I will drink water.

 

 

 

10.

I like to drink water when I am thirsty. I am not thirsty now, but I will probably be thirsty soon.

 

If I am thirsty, I will drink water.

 

If I am thirsty, I drink water.