5 Examples of Conditional Sentences
1) I would buy this watch if I won the lottery.
2) If she studied hard, she could pass the exam.
3) The event at Easter Place will take place next week if it is not raining.
4) If you don’t eat your vegetables, you can’t have any ice cream.
5) We wouldn’t be in this situation now if we listened to her advice earlier.
1)”I would buy this watch if I won the lottery.” This type of sentence expresses a hypothetical or unreal idea and it implies that there is no possibility of buying the watch now because nobody has won the lottery yet; we cannot prove its validity until someone wins and actually buys the watch.
2)”If she studied hard, she could pass the exam.” This is a sentence that expresses an unlikely possibility. It shows that by studying hard, there might be a chance to pass the exam; that’s why this sentence has an interrogative form (a question mark).
3)”The event at Easter Place will take place next week if it is not raining.” This type of sentence suggests something unreal and it cannot happen unless one condition is met; in this case, it also implies that if it rains the event won’t take place (because they don’t want to get wet).
4)”If you don’t eat your vegetables, you can’t have any ice cream.” This type of sentence indicates what will happen in reality if someone doesn’t follow the instructions (in this case, it is about not eating the vegetables).
5)“We wouldn’t be in this situation now if we listened to her advice earlier.” This example expresses a past possibility that didn’t happen because of an action (or lack of action) in the past.