Conditionals: conditionals overview

Overview

A conditional clause is a type of subordinate clause, most commonly introduced by the conjunction if or unless.  Like most subordinate clauses introduced by a conjunction, the conditional clause can either go before the main clause, or after it.

Examples

  • If the temperature falls below zero, it freezes.
  • If you visited Scotland, you could see Edinburgh Castle.
  • If you had visited Scotland, you could have visited Edinburgh Castle.

Sources

This grammar section includes materials sourced from the following: Linguapress,