zero conditional

Zero Conditional, 1

The zero conditional talks about a cause and its result (consequence, outcome).

It generally concerns rules, facts, theories, and wisdom that are considered definite and unalterable — though in reality, this may not always be true. There is much overlapping with the zero and first conditionals.

Form of the Zero Conditional

If/When + present simple, present simple.
Present simple + if/when + present simple.

● If you heat water, it boils.
● Water turns to ice when you freeze.
● When you mix blue and yellow paint, you get green.
● Motorists must pay a fine if they violate a traffic rule.




Answer or respond to the following. Say why and give examples.


1. Whenever I attend a party,

2. If I hear my favorite song, I

3. What happens when people study English when they are children? If children study English,

4. If people eat too much chips, biscuits and pastries,

5. When Donald drinks beer,

6.  . . . . . . . . . . if I come to school or work late.





7. If Billy spits on the sidewalk,

8. If prices in stores goes up,

9. When the home team wins a football match, locals

10. If there is a new clothes fashion,

11. If someone lives a solitary life as a hermit,

12. If the internet goes off, people

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