Sunday, February 14, 2010

Practice with Future, Real Conditional

"Mystery and Melancholy of a Street"
by Giorgio de Chirico

The Future, Real Conditional uses a Condition Clause and a Result Clause. The Condition Clause may begin with "If" or "Unless". The Condition Clause is in the present tense. The Result Clause is in the future tense. Other modals besides "will" may be used, such as "might" or "can" or "must". Don't forget to use a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and a period at the end. Otherwise, the "Capital Letter" cop and the "Period" cop will get on your case.

A: ______ should/shouldn't __________.
B: Why?
A: If ______ , ___ will ___________ .

1. John should exercise more.

2. Mary should marry Bob.

3. They should go to the sale.

4. We shouldn't oversleep.

5. She shouldn't worry too much.

6. You shouldn't drink too much beer.

7. They should go to bed early.

8. June should break up with Steve.

9. Tom should speak more English.

10. You should buy a notebook.

11. Steve should pay his rent.

12. Ivan should brush his teeth.

13. Moses should get out of Egypt.

14. You shouldn't eat that mushroom.

15. Wally should dance with my sister.

16. You should put down that snake.

17. Hanna shouldn't tell the boss off.

18. The company shouldn't expand too fast.

19. The waiters shouldn't be too slow.

20. Michelangelo should take more breaks.

Now, use the word "unless" in your answer. "Unless" means "If not."

21. You should eat a good breakfast.

22. Tom should stop seeing other women.

23. Judith should bring an umbrella.

24. Anthony and Sylvia should go shopping.

25. The banks should take fewer risks.

25. The students should study.

26. Mabel should rest her bad foot.

27. You should write down the phone number.

28. Paul should submit his application on time.

29. Arthur should stay in school.

30. The dog should be on a leash.

31. Phillip should quit gambling.


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