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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
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    • If you touch a hot stove you will get burned.

    Zero conditional?

    :)
    No, that's a first conditional. It has the future tense in the result clause. Zero conditionals that deal with known facts can also be stated as first conditionals.

    If you touch a hot stove, you get burned.
    If you touch a hot stove, you will get burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
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    • After tobacco is lit it burns.

    Zero conditional?

    :)
    Hmmm. Leave it to you to ask a question I can't answer. I am used to zero conditionals beginning with "if" or "when". My instinct is to say no to an "after" sentence, but I can't find a good reason. It is not much different from "when". :?
    • When tobacco is lit, it burns.

    It means the same thing, eh?

    :)
    Yes it does. Hence, my stammering. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Re:
    • If you touch a hot stove you will get burned.

    Zero conditional?

    :)
    No, that's a first conditional. It has the future tense in the result clause. Zero conditionals that deal with known facts can also be stated as first conditionals.

    If you touch a hot stove, you get burned.
    If you touch a hot stove, you will get burned.
    Ah, that's interesting. The two statements mean the same thing, but the way it is expressed makes it either a zero conditional or a first conditional.

    Hopefully, I will remember what I have learned so far.

    :)

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    Ah, that's interesting. The two statements mean the same thing, but the way it is expressed makes it either a zero conditional or a first conditional.

    Hopefully, I will remember what I have learned so far.

    :)
    Of course you will! 8)

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    First conditional:
    • If you touch a hot stove you will get burned.

    How about:
    • If you study hard you can get good grades.

    First conditional? Or should it be:
    • If you study hard you will get good grades.

    Definitely a first conditional, right?


    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    First conditional:
    • If you touch a hot stove you will get burned.

    How about:
    • If you study hard you can get good grades.

    First conditional? Or should it be:
    • If you study hard you will get good grades.

    Definitely a first conditional, right?


    :)
    The second is definitely a first conditional. I think the first would qualify also, but I'm not sure of the definition as it applies to other modals. :wink:

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    How about:
    • If I choose to work, I will work.

    A first conditional, right?

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    How about:
    • If I choose to work, I will work.

    A first conditional, right?

    :)
    Yes, indeed. :D

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