Third Unit GRAMMAR
Shortened if clauses,
express an imagined situation or condition and the possible result of that situations.
Third conditional, we use it to talk about a past condition and it’s outcome. The third conditional express an impossible condition.
I would have gone if you had told me
Second conditional, we use it to talk about present or future situations that are unrealistic – they are untrue or unlikely to become true in the future.
If i had time i would help you
to talk about a action that could take place under certain conditions in the present or the future.
If i have time, i will help you.
Adverb clauses to show
cause and effect
EVEN THOUGH is used to express unexpected results
BECAUSE is used to express expected results
Adverb clauses: Are used to show
relationship between ideas
She likes the red car more than her husband does.
If you pay your bills, you will have a good credit score.
Unless you run fast, you will miss the bus.
SOME WORDS TO INTRODUCE
include pairs like “both/and,” “whether/or,” “either/or,” “neither/nor,” “not/but” and “not only/but also.”
Both Montse and Michi enjoyed the movie.
Michi enjoyed both the movie and the popcorn.
He has neither a pen nor a paper
Pedro is as tall as Jose
A lion can’t run as fast as a cheetah.
And, but, for, nor, or, so, and yet—these are the seven coordinating conjunctions..Coordinating conjunctions connect words, phrases, and clauses.