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    Is this zero conditional? If you're in the library, it's not polite to talk...

    Is this sentence zero conditional?
    "If you're in the library, it's not polite to talk on the phone."

    Another question, when we use "when" what is the difference?
    "When you're eating, it's not polite to talk."

    Is when similar to if?
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    Re: Is this zero conditional? If you're in the library, it's not polite to talk...

    Yes, that is a zero conditional. In most cases, the "If" in a zero conditional can be replaced with "when" with no change in meaning.

    If you heat water to 212 degrees F, it boils.
    When you heat water to 212 degrees F, it boils.

    If I go to Barry's restaurant, I order the pizza.
    When I go to Barry's restaurant, I order the pizza.

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