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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.

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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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