What Is Zero Conditional?
In zero conditional mood, we talk about general truths, which means things that always happen under certain conditions.
A zero conditional sentence consists of two clauses:
In each clause of a zero conditional, we use the simple present tense.
When the 'if' clause comes first, we usually use a comma. When the 'if' clause comes second, there is no need for a comma.
You get a cold
The zero conditional is used to state a general statement, a scientific fact, or any kind of truth in the real world.
- A general statement:
As you can see, both tenses are simple present and there is no need for auxiliary verbs or modals.
The streets are dangerous
- A scientific fact:
Your mental health declines