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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:  

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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 round.

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
she will buy a new watch
conjunction
Adele saves up enough money
result
if

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
provided
conjunction
you do your homework first
result
you can go and see your friends

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
we will buy a new car
conjunction
as long as
result
Mum gets a pay rise

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.)

Now do the same with this sentence.

 

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Peter would have been our highest scorer if he had made fifty runs.
  • Question 10

Now do the same with this sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
I would have gone to London if I had saved up enough money for the train fare.
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