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Type I Conditionals


IF + ACTION                   , CONSEQUENCE


Type I (First) Conditionals are often described as being formed of If + Present Simple, Future Simple. The future simple does not exist as a tense, Will is a modal verb and is always followed  by an infinitive. 


We use Type I (First) Conditionals to talk about:

A consequence that is not inevitable but highly likely or probable

A supposition, a prediction.

If it rains, I will get wet.

I will get wet if it rains

NOTE: Type I conditionals are often used incorrectly to provide the same function as a Type 0. Remember Type 0 Conditionals express an inevitable truth, a Type I is a predicition of of a probable future consequence of an action.

If I see the beggar, I will give him some money

Related topics

Present Simple form & function

Will + Infinitive

Type 0 Conditionals

Type II Conditionals

Type III Conditionals

Mixed Conditionals

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