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Now look at these examples.

We’ll go for a walk if it doesn’t rain.

If you help me with my project, I’ll help you with yours later.

If we don’t leave now, we’ll be late.

What tenses are used in them?

if + present simple, present simple

if + present simple, future

if + future, future

These are examples of the first conditional. They are used to describe a situation which will happen if something else happens first. The situation is quite possible in the future.

Note the difference between Polish and English. In Polish we use the future tense in both parts of the conditional sentence.

Pójdziemy na spacer, jeśli przestanie padać.

So Polish speakers have to remember that in such a sentence in English you cannot use the future tense after if.

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