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Conditionals Type 2: How to use them

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English Grammar

Conditionals Type 2: How to use them
What would we do if the wind conditions were favourable?
→ imagined consequences and conditions now
→ If the wind conditions were favourable, we would go surfing.
→ if = if clause → were = past → would go = would 

Unlikelys: If I won the lottery
Counterfactuals: If I were taller

English Grammar

What are Compound Sentences?
Sentences of equal importance.
For example:
  • We waited all day; the letter did not arrive. (Semi-colon)
  • We waited all day; however the letter did not arrive. (Semi-colon + connecting adverb) 
  • We waited all day, but the letter did not arrive. (Coordinating conjunction)

English Grammar

Wofür wird das Past Perfect Progressive verwendet?
1. Longer lasting/permanent situations

English Grammar

What’s a Subject?
It indicates what a sentence is about 

English Grammar

Welche Form hat das Present Progressive?
am writing 

English Grammar

Welche Form hat das Present Perfect Progressive? 
I have been writing 

English Grammar

Für was wird das Present Perfect Progressive verwendet?
1. Emphasise that something has been in progress throughout a period
2. clauses with since/for

English Grammar

Welche Form hat das Past Perfect Simple?
I had written
Had worked? 
had not worked 

English Grammar

Wie kann man das Future in the past verwenden?
General Use: I was going to visit

Was about to: I was about to call him when his phone died

Was to/Was to have + participle: She was to have finished the essay by friday

Would formulations: Terry would have repainted the balcony if it had not started to rain

English Grammar

What’s a Phrase?
A word or a group of words that can form a sentence 

English Grammar

Für was wird das Present Perfect Simple verwendet?
1. Something beginning in the past and continuing until the present moment 
2. clauses with since/for
3. actions that happened in the past but are recent 
4. news

English Grammar

What are Complex Sentences? 
They have multiple clauses, but one is more important (main/independent clause), the main clause can stand alone.
For example:
  • To achieve the top grades, you need to study consistently and conscientiously throughout the semester. (Infinitive construction)
  • Hearing the loud explosion, Bond knew he was too late. (Participle construction)
  • I will help you tomorrow, if I have time. (Conditional construction)
  • The woman, who I met yesterday, asked me out to dinner tonight. (Relative construction
  • He told me that the dog was well trained. (Noun Clause)
  • However hard Pip tries, he cannot escape his past. (Adverbial Clause)

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