Conjunctions with the 1st conditional

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Conjunctions with the 1st conditional

Post by Batal » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:15 pm

I have a problem with conjunctions in the first conditional. How do these apply to the first conditional?:


I’ll wash the dishes as soon as this TV show is over.

Call me as soon as you get in.


I’ll sit outside until it gets dark.

I will keep looking for my car keys until I find them!


I’ll finish this report before I leave tonight.

Please take the garbage out before you go to work today.


For me, these above don't look like the first conditional at all... Where's condition + result pattern in them?

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Re: Conjunctions with the 1st conditional

Post by ChrisMFL » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Hi ! I'm interested to know more about the context of these sentences and in particular why you mention that they are conditional 1.

As far as I know the conditional 1 is a consequence to a realistic situation:

"If you play with that knife you will hurt yourself." (Present simple + future simple)

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Re: Conjunctions with the 1st conditional

Post by Alan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:27 am

Yes, you are right: these are not conditional sentences!

(However, for what it's worth, the conjunctions in them are correctly used!)

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