1. 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.

2. Originally Posted by RonBee
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
Originally Posted by RonBee
Re:
• 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. :?

3. Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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.

:)

4. 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)

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

• 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?

:)

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

• 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:

• If I choose to work, I will work.

A first conditional, right?

:)

8. Originally Posted by RonBee
• If I choose to work, I will work.

A first conditional, right?

:)
Yes, indeed. :D

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