zero conditional. It expresses a direct relationship between an action and a reaction. This sentence type is used often in daily life and when talking about scientific facts. For example: “If you boil water, it turns into steam.” In this quick lesson, I’ll explain the structure of these sentences and show you the different ways you can use the zero conditional.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
If I hadn’t been so pressed for time I would have congratulated you for getting the sixth point!
This lesson was a peace of cake. Simple but useful – hard work never did anyone any harm.
Thank you Benjamin!
Good using of the third condition :)
How have u been Mr/Benjamin I haven’t seen u long time ago
Thanks, I wonder why is this lesson classified as advanced?
I’ve the same question too :) :)
It is due to “will” in Imperative in result clause I think.
Ah I see, maybe.
In any way the very useful lesson of Benjamin (for me ) is that one in which he explained the third condition, I had not even heard about it yet.
Thanks for the lesson, I really appreciated that.
Thx for teaching 0 condition
I use “if” a lot, now “unless” is a new alternative word for me, so thanks!
It’s like action movie.
Fast act & react
Hello Sayeed,up to practice english?
Hi Benjamin. I got 10 correct out of 10. I would get a bad score unless I learn from this lesson.Thanks!
Thank you. It’s a very good lesson ,like it !
Hello teacher Benjamin. It was the first video that I’ve seen from you. Thank you a lot. I enjoyed it.
Unless you have international passport, you can’t got to abroad.
You can’t go to abroad unless you have a passport.
if you have a passport,you can travel abroad
good lesson.Thank you Bejamin
Thanks teacher! Long time no see you!
Engvid, please… lesson on CAE exam!! thanks
Jade did some videos about CAE.
9 of 10!
Dear Benjamin, it’s very nice to watch you here, I was really missing your classes. Please, do not let Engvid aside, right? ;)
Thank you Benjamin for this interesting lesson
But the first sentence of the quiz is incorrect
“If you add salt to water it will boil later (not faster)” in accordance with the Raoult’s law
P solution : X solvent x P solvent
P solution :
Agree, I noticed too
Actually if you add salt to water it last more to boil, because the salt increase the boiling point of water, it is usefull when you want to reach a higher temperature, for example if you are cooking pasta, it will be done faster if you add salt because the water will reach a higher temperature.
thank you for useful lesson
Hi Benjamin and welcome back!
Unless I’m still in the arms of Morpheus, I have to point up that if you’re crossing the road in London , first of all you have to look to the right and then to the left because people drive on the wrong side of the road.
Ah..ah…ah…of course I’m kidding, the rest of the world runs wrongly and you drive correctly :)
10/10. Thanks Benjamin. Now would you like to explain us the first, second and third conditional? :)
thank you so much for this lesson it will help.
Thanks Benjamin. I get 100 points first time.
benjamin you are such a great teacher, but please, post your lectures frequently or I should rather say, at least at weekly bases.
Thank you Benjamin. I don’t know why, but I’ve got 10/10. It’s a great resut for me.
Thank you that’s useful lesson … very nice
If you don’t study you never will speak English.
Actually, the correct one is: you will never speak English.
Another lesson about the Zero Conditional what is generally true like a scientific fact… If + present simple + present simple or Imperative, like a piece of cake as Nataanna has written as an English Idiom. An easy lesson but very important to understand their other Conditionals (First, Second, Three, and Mixed), but anyway it has been entertained. Thanks a lot, teacher Benjamin, as always a very useful lesson.
I appreciated your lesson. Thanks.
Its good for improving to learn English
Thank you Teacher
unless go to londan I will hit you
Thanks for lesson and test!
recap, if, when, unless
zero conditional, comma when if comes first.
10/10 thank you for lesson
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Thanks u r very good teacher
Great lesson Benjamin, Thnk you.
I really need to improve my understanding of so complicated English grammar!
what is the difference between ‘before and previously’
thanks for lesson but thınk there is wrong information in here .ıf you add salt to water ıt wıll boil more slowly
Thank you Benjamin. 10/10
Very cool lesson! I’ve learned so much.
I’ve got 9 correct out of 10.
Really nice sir .good lesson
Thanks a lot, it really helped me.
I’ve got 10/10.
It’s a marvel!!!
Thank you, Benjamin.
That was easy
“If you hold the power button, the phone will turn off.”
“If you add salt to the water it will boil faster”
Isn’t it a first conditional? I don’t see a difference. Could somebody explain it to me?
thank you so much for the lesson !!!
If i listen to the teacher carefully,i will get 10 correct out of 10.it is right?
Thank you Benjamin!
I am in England now and really struggling with English language.
This lesson was totally helpful for me
it’s 100. thanks
Thank you and I will high my hat for your efforts
Hello. Thank you for the lesson. Your explanation is very accessable. I got 100% in your quiz!
Thanks Benjamin, I’ve watched all your lessons about conditionals, now I know every each form and how to use it :D. Millions of thanks (my score:1/1).
Thank you, Benjamin! I truly appreciate your help!!
Thank you Benjamin
Doesn’t bellow quiz questions break the “zero conditional” rules?
4. If you drop a rock, it will fall.
9. If you set an alarm, you won’t forget.
Rule according to the video:
If + present simple, present simple.
But obvious this two questions rule is:
If + present simple, future simple.
Which is actually “first conditional”, isn’t it?
in these case we are talking about mixed conditionals, it’s not as easy peasy lemon squeezy
Hi Benjmi, nice lesson.
By the way, the water boil slower when you add salt. That should be the fact.
I really love the class, thanks Benjamin
awesome got 10
100, thank you.
I have one question dear Bejamin.
If I work hard, I will pass…….. an example of first conditional
If you add salt to water, it will boil faster…….I think it should be ” If you add salt to water, it boils faster ” being a universal truth or a scientific rule. Putting WILL shall make it one of the ” first conditional sentence “. There were several such examples in the quiz and quite as per your video. Just a review and a confirmation is required from your side to ascertain the right degree of conditional.
Zero conditional for UNIVERSAL FACTS/RULES
If/when/unless/(if not) + Present simple + Present simple
1. When it rains, the floor becomes slippery
2. The water won’t boil faster unless you add salt to it
3. If you drop a pebble in the water, it drowns down quickly.
4. If you’re a cheater, you will lose in the end.
5. You will definitely win the match if you believe in your strengths and leave the weaknesses behind
6. If you know the weaker part of your enemy, you can knock him down instantaneously.
7. If he is telling the truth, he must be here by now.
8. If you look into yourself before pointing anybody else, you can improve your behavioral disorders quickly.
9. If you do a lot of internet surfing, soon you start having lot of trouble with your eye sight.
10. If only he is polite, he can get this job.
thanks but ı feel confused about this sentence because of model “will”. Is it still zero conditional? “My teacher will get mad at me unless ı do all my homework”.
Unless you learn English you will not be able to communicate here
mmm another 100 for this topic, thanks Ben
Hello!! Thanks.. It was a great lesson…I have a question for you! If you don’t mind! I am confused, I did not understand ‘imperative’.. Can I use ‘will’ in Zero conditional rules? Can i use modals in Zero conditional? Thanks again…
I’ very got all the right answers on the quiz!
thank you for this video lesson about conditionals!
My knowledge about English has been added again with this helpful video !
Hoping for more videos !
Great Lesson Benjamin. Grazie!<3
My boss gets angry _________ I come to work late.
Could you please explain why you have used “gets” instead of ‘will get”?
Hi all, a great courage to you all, I like the way of explanation very professional thank you very much :)
100 points!!! Thank you a lot!!!!
100% correct it was very easy thanks.;)
Grammar books say that imperative is the first conditional. Why did you say that it’s zero?
Thank you. I got 100.
Best teacher I have ever seen for English learning.