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    Question If Conditionals

    Hello,
    I want to ask about the third conditional I found a sentence and I couldn't answer it clearly it was:
    If you had put the water in the freezer,it(turn) in to ice .
    I want to know ..
    And the main question is when the if sentence is the third conditional does it matter if it about a scientific fact ?

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    Re: If Conditionals

    If you had put the water in the freezer, it would have turned into ice.

    I can't relate the use of the third conditional to a scientific fact. I'd suggest you use the so-called "zero conditional" when you refer to scientific facts and general truths:

    If/When you put water in the freezer, it turns into ice.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Mar-2016 at 20:54. Reason: Deleting unnecessary comment, by OP, then minor typo fixed by moderator

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