We know that the World of imagination is closely associated with the conditional sentences. It ranges from present realistic imagination to the irreversible missed opportunities of the past. It is inseparable part of our daily life. Hence, in this blog, I have decided to answer the most pronounced question,”How to make conditional sentences.”
Step by step understanding of conditional sentences
First of all, as a human being or natural instinct, we used to dream, aspire, desire, or imagine about a thing that we mostly like or dislike.
For example, if you notice a situation in which some innocent children are begging for survival at the traffic signal, then you will definitely think in your mind that if I were a rich person, I would send them school, or I would save theirs childhood, or I would help them.
But, the real condition is that you are there for a while due to signal. There is no dearth of such incidents in your daily life and whenever you encounter with such incidents, you start imagining.
Present realistic imagination
In this condition, we used to imagine in the present context. If you are aspiring to be a scientist or a player, then you imagine like “If I study carefully, I will achieve my dream.”If we practice well, we will win the game or If we fail to practice properly, we will loose the game.”
Here you are just imagining about the possibility that may become true or false, but can be realistic or realized. The association of “if and will” is very essential. Comma is also used to separate both clauses.
Use of comma to separate two clauses
As a general pattern, comma is used to separate two clauses -main clause and dependant clauses. Subordinate clause is taken at the beginning with “If”conjunction. If is known as conditional, as well as subordinate conjunction. But, sometimes “If” can be taken in the middle of the sentence without comma.
Negative sense of conditional sentences
Imagination can be both negative or positive. If you imagine like “It doesn’t rain, crop will wilt or If it rains, crop will survive.”In this way we can imagine in the either of way. “If and will” association help us to express imaginative possibilities effectively.
Past irreversible imagination with present sense
We express many imaginative conditions that we cannot reverse but with present sense for satisfaction. Like earlier mentioned example:-
•If I were a rich person, I would help poor children.
•If I were a police officer; I would eliminate total crime.
This is different condition compare to present realistic imagination. In the present imagination, you are in the position to realize your dreams, but in the past imagination, your are in the present but imagining about past to correct present.
In the past imagination, you are imagining about your inabilities to recorrect present because you haven’t done better in the past. You didn’t get confused with third conditional sentences in which both conditions express past missed chance.
Missed opportunuty-would have..
In the third conditional sentences, you are imagining about past inabilities, as well as past opportunity to correct. As an example:-
If you were the member of football world cup team and due to poor practice, you lost an opportunity to win the title, then in such scenario, you would definitely imagine like:-
•If we had practiced persistently, we would have won the title.
•If we had made a little more effort; we would have become the world champion.
But, in reality you neither practiced nor won the title. It is only part of expressing regret about past mistakes or missed opportunities.