Type 1 conditionals refer to a possible condition and its probable result. They are based on facts, and they are used to make statements about the real world, and about particular situations.
In a Type 1 conditional sentence, the tense in the ‘if’ clause is the simple present, and the tense in the main clause is the simple future
‘IF’ CLAUSE (CONDITION)
MAIN CLAUSE (RESULT)
If + simple present If it rains If you don’t hurry
Simple future you will get wet we will miss the train.
In these sentences, the time is the present orfuture and the situation is real. They refer to a possible condition and its probable result. They are based on facts, and they are used to make statements about the real world, and about particular situations. We often use such sentences to give warnings:
If you don’t leave, I’ll call the police.
If you don’t drop the gun, I’llshoot!
If youdrop that glass, it willbreak.
Nobody willnotice if you make a mistake.
If I have time,I’llfinish that letter.
What willyoudo if you miss the plane?
NOTE: We can use modals to express the degree of certainty of the result:
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