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Conditionals – if Clauses – Zero Type
Type 0 (zero) – Zero Conditional
The conditional type zero is used when we want to talk about general truths, scientific facts or things which always happen under same conditions.
Important: We use this conditional when the result will always happen.
How to form Zero Conditional sentence:
Rule and Form:
In ‘zero’ conditional sentences, the tenses in both parts of the sentence are the Simple Present:
|IF CLAUSE (CONDITION)||MAIN CLAUSE (RESULT)|
|If + Simple Present Tense||Simple Present Tense|
|If you mix yellow and blue,
If it gets hot,
If you touch a fire,
|it becomes green.
you get burned.
When we use if clause at the the beginning of the sentence we use a comma (,) :
- If you heat ice, it melts.
but when we use if clause at the end of the sentence we don’t use a comma:
- It melts if you heat ice.
- If I miss the bus, I get late for work.
Milk spoils if you leave it in the sun.
Water turns to ice if you put it in the freezer.
- If I get late for work, my boss gets angry.
- If people don’t eat, they get hungry.
- If you heat ice, does it melt?
- People die if they don’t eat.