ESL grammar: Conditional Sentence Type 1, 2, 3 in English

Conditional Sentence Type 1, 2, 3 in English tables

ESL grammar: Conditional Sentence Type 1, 2, 3 in English

It's quite difficult subject for me. Let's try to understand it. But there are only three types of Conditional Sentences.

Conditional Sentences are also known as Conditional Clauses or If Clauses. They are used to express that the action in the main clause (withoutif) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentences.

ESL English: Idioms - Smell a rat

Smell a rat -  to suspect that something is wrong; to sense that someone has caused something wrong.

I don't think this was an accident. I smell a rat. Bob had something to do with this. The minute I came in, I smelled a rat.

ESL English: Proverbs top 10 most important phrases

  1. "Two wrongs don't make a right." - When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse. 
  2.  "The pen is mightier than the sword." - Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want. 
  3. "When in Rome, do as the Romans." - Act the way that the people around you are acting. This phrase might come in handy when you're traveling abroad notice that people do things differently than you're used to. 
  4. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." - You can get better service if you complain about something. If you wait patiently, no one's going to help you. 
  5. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - Strong people don't give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder. 
  6. "No man is an island." - You can't live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people. 
  7. "Fortune favors the bold." - People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely. 
  8. "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." - Don't criticize other people if you're not perfect yourself. 
  9. "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." - Bad things might happen, so be prepared. 
  10. "Better late than never." - It's best to do something on time. But if you can't do it on time, do it late.

ESL English: English proverbs for Russian students


  • A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
Дословный перевод: Плохое начало ведёт к плохому концу.
Русский аналог: Что посеешь, то и пожнешь.
  • A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.
Дословный перевод: Плохой компромисс лучше, чем хорошая тяжба.
Русский аналог: Худой мир лучше доброй ссоры.
  • A bad workman blames his tools
Дословный перевод: Плохой работник ругает свои инструменты.
Русский аналог: Плохому танцору яйца мешают. Не топор тешет, а плотник.
  • A bargain is a bargain.
Дословный перевод: Сделка есть сделка
Русский аналог: Уговор дороже денег. Уговор святое дело.

esl english: if wishes were horses beggars might ride

  1. if wishes were horses beggars might ride - If wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted. 
  2. if ifs and ands were pots and pans - Wishing for things is useless. (Often said in reply to someone who says something beginning with "If only....") Daughter: If only we didn't have to move out of town, I'd be the happiest girl in the world. Grandmother: If ifs and ands were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers' hands.