The First Conditional – If you read this, you will understand the First Conditional

david guetta barcelona ingles blogThe First Conditional can be used to talk about events which may happen in the future.

  • If you give me some money, I’ll give it back to you next week.
  • If they ask us for help, I will do everything I can to help them.
  • If my friend brings his motorbike we can have a race!

The ‘if’ clause in the first conditional can be used with various different present forms.

  • If I ever go to Madrid again, I will go and visit La Latina.
  • If Juan is feeling better, he will be at the party tomorrow.
  • If he has the money, maybe he will buy my old car.

The future clause can contain ‘going to’ or the future perfect with ‘will’.

  • If I see him, I’m going to kiss him!
  • If I buy a new motorcycle, I will be the happiest man alive!
  • If they don’t sign up more clients, we will run out of money!
  • If we don’t get the contract, we’ll have wasted a lot of time and money.

The future clause may also make use of other  modal verbs like ‘must’ and “can”.

  • If he comes, you can get a lift home with him.
  • If there is room in the car, you can come home with us.
  • If you go to Barcelona, you should go to Barceloneta to party!
  • If you go to London, you should visit Big Ben!
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