When to use the ‘first’ conditional?
We use the first conditional to describe events that have a high chance of happening/very likely to happen/ high probability of occuring.
Form of the ‘first’ conditional
The form of the first conditional is as follows:
IF + PRESENT SIMPLE, + SUBJECT + WILL(N’T) + BASE VERB (INFINITIVE)
- If it rains tomorrow, we’ll stay at home.
- If we go out tonight, we won’t be in class tomorrow.
- We will have a BBQ if the weather is good on the weekend.
- I will get the grades I want if I study hard enough.