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    conditional tense

    how can i teach the future, past, present and past with the conditional use of will, can, and able?

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    The best way to illustrate the use of the conditional, I think, is in direct v reported speech.

    Direct: He said, “They will return.” (will return → future)
    Indirect: He said that they would return. (would return → conditional)

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    Re: conditional tense

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    how can i teach the future, past, present and past with the conditional use of will, can, and able?
    On the topic of Conditionals, you might find our article on the English Conditional to be of some help.

    See: http://www.usingenglish.com/articles...ditionals.html
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