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TESOL Videos - English Grammar - Past Perfect Continuous - Usage - Teaching Jobs
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In this unit, I learned about the conditional and reported speech. Conditionals usually contain an if clause which is the conditional which results in a consequence which is the main clause. Sometimes when is used instead of if. The first conditional can have a real consequence, but the second and third are unreal or hypothetical respectively. When the second and third conditional are combined, this results in a mixed conditional. When a person rephrases, or says again, what has been said this is reported or indirect speech. This happens frequently in real life. What can be difficult is the changing of the pronouns and verbs when reporting. Special attention must be made when changing verbs, which is sometimes called backshifting, when teaching this to English learners.