Conditional Sentences
Type IF clause Main Clause
Type I Present will/ can/ may /must + V1
Type II Past would/ could/ might + V1
Type III Past Perfect would/ could/ might + have V3
Habitual Present Present
Imperativo Present Imperative
Sentence Translation
If he is busy now, I will come back tomorrow Si está ocupado ahora, regresaré mañana
If I have time, I'll visit my parents this afternoon Si tengo tiempo, visitaré a mis padres esta tarde
If it is warm tomorrow, we'll go to the beach Si está caluroso mañana, iremos a la playa
If it is cold, you must wear warm clothes Si está frío, debes usar ropa abrigada
If he doesn't do his homework, he can not go to the party Si él no hace su tarea, no puede ir a la fiesta
If she doesn't call you, you can call her Si ella no te llama, tu puedes llamarla
If you work hard, you may become a millonaire someday Si trabajas duro, puede que te conviertas en un millonario algún día
If you spend more than you earn, you'll become a poor man Si gastas más de lo que ganas, te convertirás en un hombre pobre
If they don't invite you, you must not go Si ellos no te invitan, no debes ir
If we don't hurry, we'll miss our bus Si no nos apuramos, perderemos nuestro autobus
If you pay now, you'll get a discount Si pagas ahora, obtendrás un descuento
If they don't want to go out, they can stay home Si no quieren salir, se pueden quedar en casa
If you drink too much, you'll get drunk Si bebes demasiado, te emborracharás
If you feel sick, you must stay in bed Si te sientes enfermo, debes quedarte en cama
If they don't come here, we'll have to go there Si ellos no vienen aquí, tendremos que ir allí

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