The conditional mood (abbreviated cond) is the inflectional form of the verb used in the independent clause of a conditional sentence to refer to a hypothetical state of affairs, or an uncertain event that is contingent on another set of circumstances. This mood differs from the subjunctive mood, which occurs in dependent clauses. Conditional verb forms can also have non-conditional temporal uses, often for expressing "future in the past" tense. English has no conditional mood since no inflections are used to express conditionality; instead, conditionality is expressed periphrastically using the modal auxiliary verb would. English has three types of conditional sentences.
In this section you can find activities for all four conditionals. With 477 current worksheets, there are a lot to choose from but you can select the specific conditional you are teaching to see worksheets relating only to that conditional. This will make your search a bit easier. For a study guide and quiz on the four conditionals use this worksheet. It was created with intermediate students in mind but could be used in any class on conditionals. It includes not only a clear explanation of each conditional but also some practice activities and an answer key. This is perfect for your review lesson! If you want to focus on just one conditional at a time, which is recommended when introducing the material, choose another one of our available worksheets.
Conditionals are often problematical for students because the sentence structures can be difficult to form and the meanings challenging to comprehend. Practicing one structure at a time is important if your students are going to master them. Be sure they are confident producing their own unique sentences prior to moving on with another conditional or other course material. This is a topic usually reserved for intermediate and advanced courses and students in middle school or above. Success with this topic at with other levels and age groups may be limited so take this into consideration when planning your curriculum.
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