1. What is the 0 conditional?
The 0 conditional is an ‘if’ phrase for relationships that are always true.
This means when x always makes y.
2. How to make the 0 conditional
To make the 0 conditional, use:
if phrase (present tense) + present tense
|if phrase (present tense)||present tense||full sentence|
|if it gets hot||ice melts||If it gets hot, ice melts|
|if people don’t drink water||they die||If people don’t drink water, they die.|
|if you drop a rock into the ocean||it sinks||If you drop a rock into the ocean, it sinks.|
|if you don’t cut your hair||it gets longer||If you don’t cut your hair, it gets longer.|
The ‘if phrase’ can be placed at the start or at the end.
|‘if phrase’ at start||‘if phrase’ at end|
|If people don’t drink water, they die.||People die if they don’t drink water.|
|If you drop a rock into the ocean, it sinks.||A rock sinks if you drop it into the ocean.|
Complete the sentences:
(i) If you leave an apple if the sun for 2 weeks,…..
(ii) If you put the dog in the washing machine,…..
(iii) You are an idiot if ….