Conditional Sentences Practice Quiz

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Have you ever heard of a conditional sentence? Take this conditional sentences practice quiz to know your understanding of the same. A conditional sentence examines known factors or possible situations and their outcomes. You could say, “If you go to that ballgame, you will get to hang out with your son. ” This case is the perfect example of a conditional sentence. It contains a possible scenario and the possible outcome which will likely occur as a result. This quiz will help you understand conditional sentences and how they work. Go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If I _________ to New York, I'll go to the zoo.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Had gone

    • D.

      Goes

    Correct Answer
    A. Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go" because the sentence is in the present tense and the verb should agree with the subject "I." "Went" and "had gone" are in the past tense, while "goes" is in the third person singular form and does not match with "I." Therefore, "go" is the appropriate form of the verb to complete the sentence correctly.

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  • 2. 

    If it __________, we'd be playing on the ground.

    • A.

      Doesn't rain

    • B.

      Don't rain

    • C.

      Didn't rain

    • D.

      Hadn't rain

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't rain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't rain" because it is in the past tense and matches the conditional structure of the sentence. The sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation in which the absence of rain would lead to playing on the ground.

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  • 3. 

    If you __________ a red shirt, you would have got a compliment.

    • A.

      Wear

    • B.

      Wears

    • C.

      Wore

    • D.

      Had worn

    Correct Answer
    D. Had worn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had worn." This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation that did not actually happen. In this case, it suggests that if the person had worn a red shirt in the past, they would have received a compliment. The use of "had worn" indicates a past action that was completed before another past event (receiving a compliment) would have occurred.

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  • 4. 

    We __________ that movie tonight if Sam hadn't bought the bad news.

    • A.

      Watched

    • B.

      Will watch

    • C.

      Would watch

    • D.

      Would have watched

    Correct Answer
    D. Would have watched
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have watched". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation in the past. The use of "if" suggests that Sam buying the bad news did not actually happen. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "would have watched" to indicate that if Sam hadn't bought the bad news, they would have watched the movie.

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  • 5. 

    She wouldn't have had two cars if she __________the contract.

    • A.

      Don't sign

    • B.

      Doesn't sign

    • C.

      Hadn't signed

    • D.

      Didn't sign

    Correct Answer
    C. Hadn't signed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't signed" because the sentence is in the past tense and implies a hypothetical situation. The use of "hadn't signed" indicates that she did not sign the contract in the past, which resulted in her not having two cars.

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  • 6. 

    If he was a millionaire, I __________ in a big mansion.

    • A.

      Will live

    • B.

      Would live

    • C.

      Would have lived

    • D.

      Would had live

    Correct Answer
    B. Would live
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would live". This is because the sentence is in the conditional form, expressing a hypothetical situation. The use of "would" indicates a future possibility or outcome if the condition (being a millionaire) were to be true.

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  • 7. 

    You would save energy if you __________ the fans and TVs more often.

    • A.

      Switch off

    • B.

      Switched off

    • C.

      Switches off

    • D.

      Had switched off

    Correct Answer
    B. Switched off
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "switched off" because it is the correct verb form to use with the subject "you" in order to indicate a past action. By switching off the fans and TVs more often, you would save energy.

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  • 8. 

    If we had read the article, we __________ the context.

    • A.

      Will understand

    • B.

      Would understand

    • C.

      Would had understood

    • D.

      Would have understood

    Correct Answer
    D. Would have understood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have understood". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is expressing a hypothetical situation. The phrase "would have understood" is used to indicate that if the person had read the article in the past, they would have had the understanding of the context.

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  • 9. 

    My sister could get better marks on the test if the teacher __________ the theories once more.

    • A.

      Explain

    • B.

      Explained

    • C.

      Explains

    • D.

      Had explained

    Correct Answer
    B. Explained
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "explained" because it is the past tense form of the verb "explain." The sentence is in the past tense ("could get") and suggests that the sister's performance on the test could have been improved if the teacher had provided further clarification or instruction on the theories before the test.

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  • 10. 

    They __________ on time if they hadn't waken up late.

    • A.

      Will arrive

    • B.

      Would arrive

    • C.

      Would arrived

    • D.

      might have arrived

    Correct Answer
    D. might have arrived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "might have arrived" because it is used to express a hypothetical situation in the past. It suggests that there is a possibility that they arrived on time if they hadn't woken up late.

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