English Grammar Test: Zero And First Conditionals

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English Grammar Test: Zero And First Conditionals - Quiz

Navigating the world of conditionals in grammar involves understanding the distinctions between the zero conditional and the first conditional. Each serves a specific purpose and yields distinct outcomes. Test your comprehension of these essential grammar elements below.

The zero conditional is employed to express general truths, facts, or situations that are always true when a certain condition is met. It typically consists of the present simple tense in both the "if" clause and the main clause. This conditional conveys that the outcome is inevitable and consistent.

Conversely, the first conditional is used to describe future possibilities or likely scenarios that Read moremay result from a specific condition being met. It comprises a mix of the present simple tense in the "if" clause and the future simple tense (will + base form) in the main clause. This conditional implies a potential outcome based on a particular condition.

By engaging in this quiz, you can assess your grasp of these crucial grammar nuances. Recognize when to employ each conditional, anticipate the outcomes they convey, and solidify your understanding of their roles in effective communication. Good luck as you explore these grammar intricacies!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I feel sad if:

    • A.

      I will watch a scary movie

    • B.

      She tells me a sad news

    • C.

      My dog isn't with me

    • D.

      My mom will not come

    Correct Answer
    C. My dog isn't with me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "my dog isn't with me." This suggests that the person feels sad when their dog is not around. Dogs often provide companionship and emotional support, so it is understandable that the person would feel sad in their absence.

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  • 2. 

    If we pollute the planet:

    • A.

      Temperatures go down

    • B.

      The temperature will go up

    • C.

      The animals died

    • D.

      Humans will survive

    Correct Answer
    B. The temperature will go up
    Explanation
    If we pollute the planet, the temperature will go up. Pollution, particularly the release of greenhouse gases, contributes to the phenomenon known as global warming. These gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere, leading to an increase in temperatures. This can have various negative impacts on the environment, including the melting of polar ice caps, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and disruption of ecosystems. The increase in temperature can also have adverse effects on human health and well-being.

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  • 3. 

    Put your hat on:

    • A.

      If is hot

    • B.

      If it has cold

    • C.

      If it is cold

    • D.

      It is hot

    Correct Answer
    C. If it is cold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if it is cold" because the phrase "Put your hat on" implies that the person should wear a hat in cold weather to keep warm. Therefore, the condition "if it is cold" makes logical sense in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I will come to the party:

    • A.

      If I finish my homework in time

    • B.

      If I can't sleep

    • C.

      I want to have fun

    • D.

      When it is over

    Correct Answer
    A. If I finish my homework in time
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person will come to the party only if they finish their homework in time. This implies that their attendance at the party is contingent upon completing their homework.

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  • 5. 

    If it rains:

    • A.

      I stay at home

    • B.

      I go to bed

    • C.

      I will drown

    • D.

      I won't go to the park

    Correct Answer
    D. I won't go to the park
    Explanation
    The correct answer is, "I won't go to the park." Staying at home, going to bed, and drowning are not logical consequences of rain, but not going to the park is a reasonable action to take if it rains.

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  • 6. 

    You get burned:

    • A.

      If you sit in the sun too long

    • B.

      If you'll go to the beach

    • C.

      When you use sunblock

    • D.

      If it burns

    Correct Answer
    A. If you sit in the sun too long
    Explanation
    Sitting in the sun for an extended period of time can lead to sunburn. Prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the skin, causing redness, pain, and peeling. This is why it is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, seeking shade, and limiting sun exposure, especially during peak hours.

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  • 7. 

    If our company wins the contract:

    • A.

      Our CEO will get retired

    • B.

      They will give me a bonus

    • C.

      My partner will throw a party on this weekend

    • D.

      I will buy a dog

    Correct Answer
    B. They will give me a bonus
    Explanation
    The given options suggest various outcomes if the company wins the contract. Out of these options, the only one that directly relates to the individual receiving a benefit as a result of the company winning the contract is "They will give me a bonus." This implies that if the company is successful in securing the contract, the speaker can expect to receive a bonus as a reward.

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  • 8. 

    If the temperature goes down to 0°C:

    • A.

      My dog will die

    • B.

      She will make cake

    • C.

      We will watch Netflix

    • D.

      It will snow

    Correct Answer
    D. It will snow
    Explanation
    If the temperature goes down to 0°C, it is likely to snow. This is because snow typically occurs when the temperature drops to below freezing. Therefore, the correct answer is "It will snow."

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following sentences is an example of the Zero Conditional?

    • A.

      If it rains tomorrow, I will bring my umbrella. 

    • B.

       If you heat water to 100 degrees Celsius, it boils. 

    • C.

       If I win the lottery, I would buy a mansion. 

    • D.

      If she studies hard, she will pass the exam.

    Correct Answer
    B.  If you heat water to 100 degrees Celsius, it boils. 
    Explanation
    The Zero Conditional is used to express general truths or facts, where the result always happens when the condition is met. In this case, heating water to 100 degrees Celsius always results in boiling. The other options involve First Conditional or Second Conditional structures, where the result is not guaranteed.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following sentences is an example of the First Conditional?

    • A.

       If he had studied more, he would have passed the exam. 

    • B.

       If she sings well, she will get the lead role in the play. 

    • C.

       If I win the lottery, I would have bought a mansion. 

    • D.

       If they had arrived earlier, they would be in time for the party.

    Correct Answer
    B.  If she sings well, she will get the lead role in the play. 
    Explanation
    The First Conditional is used to express a real possibility or future event based on a present condition. In this case, if she sings well (present condition), she will get the lead role in the play (future event). The other options involve Zero Conditional or Third Conditional structures, which have different uses and tenses.

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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