Modals and Passive Voice - Passive Voice Usages
There are certain instances where we tend to use the passive voice instead of the active voice. This is true when the agent is unknown or unimportant. We also use the passive voice to change focus or to conceal the agent. Find out more about this topic in this video.
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Conditionals are referring to sentences that contain \"if\"/\"when\" and \"will\.
\"if\" a certain requirement has been met, somebody \"will\" fulfill a main claus.
There are five main variation of conditional.
Zero conditional: Used to illustrate facts Form: if/when + present tense, present tense Example: The air depressurize when you open the windo.
If the cup flips, the water splatter.
First conditional: A real situation in the future that is possible or certain, once the requirement are me.
Form: if + simple present, will Example: If the tree falls, it will hit the she.
If you hurt yourself bad enough, you'll send to the hospita.
Second conditional: Usually an unrealistic wish or hypothetical situation that is not happening currently and most unlikely to be tru.
Form: if + past simple, would/could/might + base form Examples: If i owned a spaceship, I would fly to other galaxie.
If he lost his job, he might become craz.
Third Conditional: Used to make up a past hypothesis that could affect a current hypothetical resul.
Form: If + past perfect, would/could/might + have + past participle Example: If you had joined the road trip, you would've been dead right no.
If she had stayed in her hometown, she could've been married alread.
Mixed Conditional: It is used by combining a second conditional clause with a third conditional claus.
It refers to a hypothetical past condition that might influence present situatio.
Form: If + past perfect, would + base form Example: If your mum had caught you with the cigarette, you would not be here right no.
If my computer had broken down, I would be taking a break no.
Reported speech and direct speech is used when retelling a situation from one person to another perso.
Depends on the question word (when, where, why, who, what, how et.
) the way report speech is constructed change accordingly to match the initial situatio.
Example: Felix tells Nick \"They ran out of milk in the convenience stor.