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Basic English Sentence Structures

Conditional Sentences

Conditional sentences are used to describe the consequences of a specific action, or the dependency between events or conditions. Conditional sentences consist of an independent clause and a dependent clause.



<Dependent Clause> = ("if" | "when") <Declarative Sentence>

<Independent Clause> = <Declarative Sentence> | <Interrogative Sentence>

<Conditional Sentence> =
    <Dependent Clause>"," <Independent Clause> |
    <Independent Clause> <Dependent Clause> 


Note: When the Independent Clause consists of an Interrogative Sentence, the question mark is placed at the end of the conditional sentence.

Conditional Sentence

Examples:
If the sun is too hot, you will get burned.
You will get burned when the sun is too hot.
If the sun is shining, is Mary happy?
Is Mary happy when the sun is shining?
Mary is happy if the sun is shining.

In the following example, the dependent clause contains a compound sentence:

Example: If the sun is too hot and you don't have an umbrella, you will get burned.

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