Zero Conditional

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Zero Conditional : 

Zero Conditional

If you freeze water, it becomes a solid. : 

If you freeze water, it becomes a solid.

Plants die if they don't get enough water. : 

Plants die if they don't get enough water.

Form : 

Form The tense in both parts of the sentence is the simple present: 'IF' CLAUSE (CONDITION) MAIN CLAUSE (RESULT) If + simple present simple present If you heat ice it melts. If it rains you get wet If or When plus simple present plus simple present

The order is not fixed –the 'if' clause can be first or second:Ice melts if you heat it.(If you heat ice it melts.)You get wet if it rains.(If it rains you get wet) : 

The order is not fixed –the 'if' clause can be first or second:Ice melts if you heat it.(If you heat ice it melts.)You get wet if it rains.(If it rains you get wet)

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“if” clause if + subject + simple present verb main clause subject + simple present verb

In most zero conditional sentences you can use when or if and the meaning will stay the same: : 

In most zero conditional sentences you can use when or if and the meaning will stay the same: If/ when you do not stop at traffic lights, you receive 8 points.

If the “if” clause comes first, a comma is usually used. Ex: If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.If the “if” clause comes second, there is no need for a comma:main clause ‘if clause’Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees : 

If the “if” clause comes first, a comma is usually used. Ex: If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.If the “if” clause comes second, there is no need for a comma:main clause ‘if clause’Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees

Function : 

Function In Zero Conditional sentences the time is now or always the situation is real and possible. They are used to make statements about real world general truths scientific facts.

Some Examples: : 

Some Examples:

If my husband has a cold, I usually catch it. : 

If my husband has a cold, I usually catch it.

If public transport is efficient, people stop using their cars. : 

If public transport is efficient, people stop using their cars.

If you mix red and blue, you get purple. : 

If you mix red and blue, you get purple.

Make a zero conditional sentence using the wordsex: "water / boil / heat / to 100 degrees" -If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.-Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees. : 

Make a zero conditional sentence using the wordsex: "water / boil / heat / to 100 degrees" -If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.-Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees.

Now try these... : 

Now try these...

it / not / rain / the grass / not / grow : 

it / not / rain / the grass / not / grow

If it does not rain, the grass does not grow. : 

If it does not rain, the grass does not grow.

you / not / eat / you / die : 

you / not / eat / you / die

If you do not eat, you die. : 

If you do not eat, you die.

my daughter / eat / too much chocolate / she /get / sick : 

my daughter / eat / too much chocolate / she /get / sick

If my daughter eats too much chocolate, she gets sick. : 

If my daughter eats too much chocolate, she gets sick.

you / not / keep / a vocabulary journal / you / forget / the words : 

you / not / keep / a vocabulary journal / you / forget / the words

If you do not keep a vocabulary journal, you forget the words. : 

If you do not keep a vocabulary journal, you forget the words.

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