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    Zero or First conditional?

    Hi everyone,Could you please tell me what type of conditionals the following are?Please justify your choice why is it zero or 1st conditional?


    It's hard for me to determine.
    1.If she doesn't apply for a scholarship, of course she(doesn't get/won't get) one.
    2.If he logs on to the British Council site,he(finds/'ll find)quite a lot of information about courses in Britain.
    3.If you want to do a degree in Britain,you(have to/'ll have to)do a one-year foundation course first.
    4.I can't get to sleep if I drink a lot of coffee.(zero cond./ 1st cond.)why?
    5.If he asks you for money, don't give him any.(zero cond./ 1st cond.)why?
    6.If he asks you for money, you shouldn't give him any.(zero cond./ 1st cond.)why?

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    Re: Zero or First conditional?

    A zero conditional has the present tense in both clauses. A first conditional has the present tense in the first clause and the future tense in the second clause. Now you should be able to figure it out for yourself.

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    Re: Zero or First conditional?

    This looks like asking us to do your homework, and we don't do that. If it is not homework, please explain and give your attempts first.

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    Re: Zero or First conditional?

    Thanks for putting up with me,friends. I'm not an English native speaker.I've got a textbook for teaching and the answers are in the teacher's book.So you don't have to give me the answers. The problem is: we're given rules to teach, for example we're given only conditionals zero,1,2 and 3 but there are mixed conditionals. I need just some explanation.Another example, TB says :explain to students that (get sth done) doesn't come with sth not nice, but they give us a text in SB says "they got their jewelry stolen",that's to name a few!
    Thanks again
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-May-2015 at 18:03. Reason: Deleting 17 superfluous exclamation marks.

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