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!