Rumpelpumpkin exercise 1

    What did they say?

    When Rumpelpumpkin to bargain(ver-)handelnbargains with Gwen, he says: “If you guess my name, we’ll forget all about it.”

    This is an example of the first conditional. First-conditional sentences are formed like this:
    Question: What will you give me if I make it for you?
    Answer: If you do the work, I’ll give you my earrings.

    An if-clause often refers to a condition — something that must happen in order that something else can happen. An if-clause can come at the beginning or the end of the sentence. If the if-clause comes at the end, you don’t need a comma. Remember not to put will in the ­if-clause:

    • I’ll give you my necklace if you do the work.

    Instead of will, you can also use another modal verb + infinitive:

    • If you do this little job, you can go to university.


    Exercise 1