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Revise Conditional Sentences

In this worksheet, students revise how to identify the parts of a conditional sentence and investigate different types of conditional sentence.

'Revise Conditional Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Conditional sentences are sentences in which one thing depends upon another.

 

 

I will give all the money to charity if I win the lottery.

 

The result (giving the money to charity) depends on the condition (winning the lottery). The two clauses are joined by the conjunction if.

 

The two clauses can be swapped around.

If I win the lottery I will give all the money to charity.

 

There are different types of conditional sentence.

 

1) Things that might actually happen

If it snows we will build a snowman.

This type of sentence uses the future tense ('we will').

 

2) Imaginary things or things that might possibly happen but are unlikely

If David Beckham came to our school I would be very excited.

This type of sentence uses words like 'could' and 'would'.

 

3) Things that cannot be changed because they are in the past

If I had worked harder I would have passed the test.

This type of sentences uses words like 'could have' and 'would have'.

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

If Adele saves up enough money she will buy a new watch.

Column A

Column B

Condition
if
Conjunction
Adele saves up enough money
Result
she will buy a new watch

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

Provided you do your homework first you can go and see your friends.

Column A

Column B

Condition
you can go and see your friends
Conjunction
provided
Result
you do your homework first

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

As long as Mum gets a pay rise we will buy a new car.

Column A

Column B

Condition
Mum gets a pay rise
Conjunction
as long as
Result
we will buy a new car

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If I lived on Mars I would send a rocket to the Earth.

Something that might actually happen

An imaginary or unlikely event

Something that cannot be changed because it is in the past

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If I practise hard I will be allowed to play my guitar in the concert.

Something that might actually happen

An imaginary or unlikely event

Something that cannot be changed because it is in the past

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If Christopher had looked before he crossed the road he wouldn't have been hit by the car.

Something that might actually happen

An imaginary or unlikely event

Something that cannot be changed because it is in the past

Choose the correct ending for this sentence.

(Think about which type of conditional sentence it is.)

 

Provided the sun comes out ...

we will go to the beach.

we would have gone to the beach.

we would go to the beach.

Choose the correct ending for this sentence.

(Think about which type of conditional sentence it is.)

 

If I had gone to bed earlier ...

I won't oversleep.

I wouldn't oversleep.

I wouldn't have overslept.

This is the first type of conditional sentence.

 

Peter will be our highest scorer if he makes fifty runs.

 

Rewrite the sentence as the third type of conditional sentence (where the events cannot be changed because they are in the past.)

I won't oversleep.

I wouldn't oversleep.

I wouldn't have overslept.

Can you change this into a conditional sentence (the third type) based in the past.

I will go to London if I save up enough money for the train fare.

I won't oversleep.

I wouldn't oversleep.

I wouldn't have overslept.

  • Question 1

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

If Adele saves up enough money she will buy a new watch.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Condition
Adele saves up enough money
Conjunction
if
Result
she will buy a new watch
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do with this first question? The part of the sentence that everything else depends upon is 'adele saves up enough money' This must be the condition. The result of Adele saving this money is that 'she will buy a new watch'. The conjunction is the word that joins these two clauses, so in this case, it is 'if'. Did this make sense?
  • Question 2

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

Provided you do your homework first you can go and see your friends.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Condition
you do your homework first
Conjunction
provided
Result
you can go and see your friends
EDDIE SAYS
Ok, so this should be a bit easier after the last one? The conjunction is the word that joins two clauses together. In this case, it's the word 'provided'. So now we need to look at the clause that the rest of the sentence hangs on, and we know that in this situation the individual can only go out and see their friends 'if you do your homework first'.
  • Question 3

Read the following sentence and identify the condition, the conjunction and the result.

 

As long as Mum gets a pay rise we will buy a new car.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Condition
Mum gets a pay rise
Conjunction
as long as
Result
we will buy a new car
EDDIE SAYS
Are these getting easier? The result of this sentence is that 'we will buy a new car'. What a good result! The part of the sentence that is conditional i.e. could change is 'mum gets a pay rise'. This makes 'as long as' the conjunction in this sentence, joining the two clauses together.
  • Question 4

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If I lived on Mars I would send a rocket to the Earth.

CORRECT ANSWER
An imaginary or unlikely event
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on here? Hopefully, the discussion of living on Mars gave you the clue that this was an imaginary event... we're not quite there yet!
  • Question 5

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If I practise hard I will be allowed to play my guitar in the concert.

CORRECT ANSWER
Something that might actually happen
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence is something that might actually happen! It's conditional because it is dependent on the individual practising their guitar, but it could happen, so it's not imaginary.
  • Question 6

Which type of conditional sentence is this?

 

If Christopher had looked before he crossed the road he wouldn't have been hit by the car.

CORRECT ANSWER
Something that cannot be changed because it is in the past
EDDIE SAYS
Now, this sentence is conditional but using the past. Sadly, we know that Christopher has already been hit by a car, as we are told 'if he had looked before he crossed he wouldn't have been hit.'
  • Question 7

Choose the correct ending for this sentence.

(Think about which type of conditional sentence it is.)

 

Provided the sun comes out ...

CORRECT ANSWER
we will go to the beach.
EDDIE SAYS
This is the type of event that might actually happen, so we need to use 'will go'.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct ending for this sentence.

(Think about which type of conditional sentence it is.)

 

If I had gone to bed earlier ...

CORRECT ANSWER
I wouldn't have overslept.
EDDIE SAYS
This is the type of conditional sentence where the events are already in the past, so we need to use 'wouldn't have overslept'.
  • Question 9

This is the first type of conditional sentence.

 

Peter will be our highest scorer if he makes fifty runs.

 

Rewrite the sentence as the third type of conditional sentence (where the events cannot be changed because they are in the past.)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you select the correct words? We know when it's a conditional sentence based on a previous event that has happened we must use 'would've/could've/should've' Did you remember to use the conjunction 'if' to join the two clauses together?
  • Question 10

Can you change this into a conditional sentence (the third type) based in the past.

I will go to London if I save up enough money for the train fare.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Last question complete! Can you remember the three types of conditional sentences? Look out for them in the next day or two and see how often you hear them being used! Well done, why not try another activity while you are in the flow?!
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