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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

Present Unreal Conditionals

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


Present unreal conditionals1

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

  • Result clause-states the result


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  • 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 c onditionals

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.


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  • 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.


Meaning of present unreal conditionals

Meaning of Present Unreal Conditionals

  • 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.


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  • What do present unreal conditionals describe?

  • Somethings that is……..

  • The opp…………


Would vs might or could

Would Vs. Might or Could

  • 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.


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

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


Questions

Questions

  • 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?


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

  • Make an example question present unreal conditional.


To be

To Be

  • 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.


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  • 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.


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