Zero Conditional, Definition and Example Sentences

Zero Conditional, Definition and Example Sentences

Conditionals Type 0

The sentences in which the expected actions depend on a condition, that is, on something that must be done, happen or happen, are called conditional sentences. In other words, an event cannot occur until the event that is supposed to occur occurs. Conditional clauses appear when there is a condition consisting of two different sentences, one starting with “if” and the other being the main sentence and having a verb of its own. In short, we can say that conditional clauses are formed when combined with the if clause, that is, condition, the main clause, that is, result.


How to Make Conditionals Type 0?

Each conditional clause has its own tense, the tense that Type 0 has is the Present Tense. Since this tense is always used when talking about our daily work, activities, general facts, orders, directions, scientific facts, and research, we can easily say that Type 0 also refers to these.

The Zero Conditional sentence consists of two clauses, an if clause and a main clause. It is used to make statements about the real world and often refers to general truths.

If  + Present Simple + Present Simple

Example Sentences;

  • If you heat ice, it melts.
  • If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.
  • If you want to be fit, you need to do exercise every day.
  • If I listen to loud music, I always have a headache.
  • If it rains, the ground gets wet.