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Present Unreal Conditionals. If Vicki weren’t such a boring teacher, I wouldn’t sleep during class. Present Unreal Conditionals. Present unreal conditionals have two clauses A clause is a group of words that have a subject and verb. Two Clauses If clause -states the condition

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### Present Unreal Conditionals

If Vicki weren’t such a boring teacher, I wouldn’t sleep during class.

• Present unreal conditionals have two clauses

• A clause is a group of words that have a subject and verb.

• Two Clauses

• If clause-states the condition

• Result clause-states the result

• How many clauses do present unreal conditional statements have?

• What is a clause?

• Name the two clauses in a present unreal conditional.

How do you form Present Unreal Conditionals?

• If clause- If + Subject + past form of verb

• Ex. If Abraham didn’t ignore Vicki,

• Result clause- Subject + would + base form of verb

• Ex. he would understand present unreal conditionals.

• If Abraham didn’t ignore Vicki, he would understand present unreal conditionals.

• How do you form the if clause?

• How do you form the result clause?

• What is the if clause in this sentence?

• What is the result clause in this sentence?

• Ex. Maren would make a wonderful teacher if she had more patience.

• Present unreal conditionals talk about something that is untrue, impossible, or imagined.

• They describe the opposite of what is true.

• If teenagers went to sleep before 10:00 PM, they would be more awake in school.

• What do present unreal conditionals describe?

• Somethings that is……..

• The opp…………

• Use would + base form of verb to describe a definite result

• Ex. If Nimfa didn’t have such a hectic lifestyle, she would sleep better.

• Use might or could to describe a possible result

• Ex. If students knew about the dangers of sleep-derivation, they might take their sleep habits more seriously.

• Why do we use “would” in a present unreal conditional?

• Why do we use “might” or “could” in a present unreal conditional?

• To make a question, use question word order in the main clause

• Ex. If you were sleep-deprived, would you be able to tell?

• The if clause is not needed if the condition is understood by the listener.

• How would you be able to tell?

• How do you make a question using the present unreal conditional?

• Make an example question present unreal conditional.

• For the verb to be, use “were” for all subjects

• Examples:

• If I were rich, I would open my own school.

• If she were rich, she would buy a new BMW.

• If you were rich, what would you do?

• If Ohlone College were the best school in the bay area,many students would want to go there.

• Write a present unreal conditional sentence using the verb to be.

• Write a present unreal conditional using a question.

• Write a present unreal conditional using would.

• Write a present unreal conditional using might.