In This Quiz, Learn The Basics About Conditionals!

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In This Quiz, Learn The Basics About Conditionals! - Quiz

Conditional tenses are used to speculate about what could happen, what might have happened, and what we wish would happen. In English, most sentences using the conditional contain the word if. Many conditional forms in English are used in sentences that include verbs in one of the past tenses.
In this quiz, Learn the Basics about Conditionals!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you mix red and blue, you _____ (get) purple.

    Explanation
    When red and blue are mixed together, the resulting color is purple.

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  • 2. 

    If you _____ (run) quickly, you will catch the bus.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "run" because the sentence is in the conditional form, stating that if someone runs quickly, they will be able to catch the bus.

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  • 3. 

    F I saw a spider in my bathroom, I _____ (cry) out loud.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would cry" because the phrase "if I saw a spider in my bathroom" indicates a hypothetical situation in the present. In this hypothetical situation, the speaker is imagining what they would do if they actually saw a spider in their bathroom. The use of "would" is appropriate here to express a possible action or reaction in an unreal or imagined situation.

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  • 4. 

    If I _____ (know) about the dinner, I would have come earlier.

    Explanation
    This sentence is a conditional sentence in the past unreal condition. It suggests that the speaker did not know about the dinner, and because of that, they did not come earlier. The correct answer, "had known," is the correct past perfect form of the verb "know" to indicate that the knowledge of the dinner should have occurred before the speaker's action of coming earlier.

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  • 5. 

     My boss will be angry if John _____  (come) to work late again

    Explanation
    If John comes to work late again, it is likely that the boss will be angry. The verb "comes" is in the present tense and matches the subject "John". This suggests that the action of coming to work late is a habitual or recurring behavior. The word "if" indicates a conditional statement, implying that the boss's anger is dependent on John's punctuality.

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  • 6. 

    If you freeze water, it _____  (become) a solid.

    Explanation
    When water is frozen, it undergoes a phase change from its liquid state to a solid state. The molecules in the water slow down and arrange themselves in a regular pattern, forming a solid structure. Therefore, the correct answer is "becomes."

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  • 7. 

    It would be a great help if you _____  (have) your things ready to go.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because it matches the verb form with the subject "you" in the past tense. The sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation in the past, indicating that it would have been helpful if the person had their things ready to go.

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  • 8. 

    If they had visited us, we _____  (spend) a wonderful evening together.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have spent." This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation in the past. The use of "would have" suggests that the action of spending a wonderful evening together did not actually happen, but it was a possibility if they had visited.

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