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  1. mohammad
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    english9

    Hi

    Dear teacher

    would you please explain to me all kind of conditional sentences (6 kinds) and in which circumstances.

    yours.

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    Re: english9

    Well, to me, "six conditionals" refers to mixed conditionals. Click here: http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/mixedconditional.html for an explanation on their function and distribution.

    Mixed conditionals are a combination of the three basic, or traditional types:

    present simple -> will
    1st conditional, or future conditional
    EX: If I have the money, I will take a vacation.

    past simple -> would
    2nd conditional, or present conditional
    EX: If I had the money, I would take a vacation.

    past perfect -> would have
    3rd conditional, or past conditional
    EX: If I had had the money, I would have taken a vacation.

    Added to that are two more types:

    present simple present simple / present continuous
    EX: If I go, he goes, too. source

    present simple present modal
    EX: If he goes, she can come, too.

    The latter two are frequently used, more so, and not in place of, the 1st and 2nd traditional types, according to one source: http://writing.colostate.edu/assignments/archives/e515/Conditionals1.htm.

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    Re: english9

    A: What are you doing this summer?
    B: If I have the money I will take a vacation.

    A: What are you planning to do this summer?
    B: If I had the money I would take a vacation.

    What do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A: What are you doing this summer?
    B: If I have the money I will take a vacation.

    A: What are you planning to do this summer?
    B: If I had the money I would take a vacation.

    What do you think?

    I'm not 100% sure what the question is, so forgive me if my response is not what you're looking for.

    The 2nd conditional "If I had...would" means, I've already decided that I'm not taking a vacation. The condition is: If the money was there ('was' actualizes the event), I would take a vaction, but since the money is not there, I won't be taking a vacation.

    Does that answer the question?

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    Re: english9

    Um, I wanted to know if you thought I was putting those statements in the proper context. Thus, the "What do you think?" question. In any case, I am sure your additional explanation was helpful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Um, I wanted to know if you thought I was putting those statements in the proper context. Thus, the "What do you think?" question. In any case, I am sure your additional explanation was helpful.


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