Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 Conditional Clauses Worksheet

Read the following sentences and state whether they are in type 1, type or type 3 conditional.

Notes

In the type 1 conditional, use a simple present tense in the if clause and will/can/may + first form of the verb in the main clause.

In the type 2 conditional, use a simple past tense in the if clause and would/could/might + first form of the verb in the main clause.

In the type 3 conditional, use a past perfect tense in the if clause and would/could/might + have + past participle form of the verb in the main clause.

1. If the constable had run faster, he could have caught the thief.

2. If you revise your lessons regularly, you will get good marks.

3. If you smoke, you will get cancer.

4. If she does not apologize, she will be sacked.

5. If they asked me, I would tell them.

6. If she started a little earlier, she would not miss the train.

7. If they invited me to their party, I would go.

8. If you took the medicine, you would recover faster.

9. If you want help, you can call me.

10. If you went on a diet, you would lose weight.

Answers

1. If the constable had run faster, he could have caught the thief. (Type 3 conditional)

2. If you revise your lessons regularly, you will get good marks. (Type 1 conditional)

3. If you smoke, you will get cancer. (Type 1 conditional)

4. If she does not apologize, she will be sacked. (Type 1 conditional)

5. If they asked me, I would tell them. (Type 2 conditional)

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6. If she started a little earlier, she would not miss the train. (Type 2 conditional)

7. If they invited me to their party, I would go. (Type 2 conditional)

8. If you took the medicine, you would recover faster. (Type 2 conditional)

9. If you want help, you can call me. (Type 1 conditional)

10. If you went on a diet, you would lose weight. (Type 2 conditional)

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