Examples of Conditional Clauses in Sentences
A CONDITIONAL CLAUSE is a dependent clause which expresses a condition to be filled in order or the Conclusion Clause, i.e., the main clause, to be realized.
- If you read this book, you will do well on the test.In this construction, “If you read this book” → condition, serving as conditional clause. “you will do well on the test.” → conclusion, serving as conclusion clause
In English a Conditional Clause is usually introduced by a conjunction such as if, unless, if not (See ConjunctionOpens in new window).
The Conditional Clause can come before or after the conclusion clause.
- You will do well on the test, if you read this book.Here, “You will do well on the test” → conclusion clause, “if you read this book” → conditional clause.