Conditional Mood for intermediate learners
Have you ever thought about something that might have happened if there was a different situation in the past? Conditionals help us talk about possibilities.
What Is Conditional Mood?
Conditional mood refers to sentences that express a situation that is untrue, uncertain, or dependent on another event.
If you heat water to 100 °C, it boils.
If I were you, I would talk to him in person.
Sentences in the conditional mood normally have two clauses: the main clause and a subordinate clause containing the word 'if.'
If it doesn't rain, we'll go to the park.
'If it doesn't rain' is dependent to the main clause.
If I had a son, I would name him Johnathon.
What Are Subordinate Clauses?
A subordinate clause (also called a dependent clause) is one that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. As opposed to the main clause(also called an independent clause) which can stand on its own.
Types of Conditionals
There are different types of conditional sentences: