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  • Hi everyone! It's Jennifer here with

  • another lesson on conditional sentences in English. If you're wondering when this playlist will ever end,

  • well...let me tell you that this will be the last lesson for a while because

  • we have covered all kinds of conditionals. We've looked at real and unreal conditionals in the past, present, and future.

  • We also practiced mixed conditionals,

  • inverted conditionals, and implied conditionals.

  • We also looked at a number of useful expressions with IF. If you've had any doubts about

  • using conditionals in English, I certainly hope that this series has erased all of them.

  • You've put in a lot of work keeping up with all of my assignments, and as usual, you

  • did wonderfully with the homework for Lesson 12.

  • Take a look at these great examples with "if nothing else," which is used to emphasize the one good thing

  • we see in a person or a situation.

  • Let's start with Mollie's. She wrote:

  • Zain talked about Japanese animation. Note my suggested edits.

  • Ra'ed showed us a middle position with "if nothing else." Let's take a look

  • and note one small change I'm going to make to what he wrote.

  • Francoise's example shows us how easy and natural it is to pair "if nothing else" with "but."

  • Thanks for those fantastic examples. In the bonus task, I challenged all of you to explain

  • my use of "if only." I gave you these statements.

  • There were a number of good explanations. Let's read some.

  • Claire wrote:

  • Great the key words here are "regrets" and "wishes." Very good.

  • I like this one.

  • Exactly.

  • Mahmoud agrees, and he writes in a bit more detail.

  • Looking at sentence A:

  • Right. There's a contrast between what we did do... what we didn't. We didn't

  • book the tour. If only we had booked the tour,

  • the results would have been better. And as for sentence B:

  • Right. So it's not possible to buy more. Ah if only they had two more tickets but they don't.

  • In Susanna's explanation, she focuses on what exactly is implied. She gives us that implied result.

  • Vijay nicely and concisely explains that "if only" is similar to "wish." Yes.

  • Thank you to everyone who completed the homework task and the bonus challenge. These are the names of additional viewers

  • who shared their ideas and their examples. Thank you.

  • Now, let's turn our attention to two expressions that state a condition

  • and ask the listener to consider the possible results.

  • "What if" is basically used for two things: making suggestions and worrying.

  • With "what if" we can make a

  • suggestion that doesn't sound forceful in any way because we phrase it as an unreal condition.

  • What if you tried a new hairstyle? What if I dyed my hair red? Do you think that would look good?

  • Note the grammar.

  • We use "what if" plus the simple past, and we're referring to the present or possible future.

  • We're just imagining a condition, a possible situation.

  • Hmm, what if?

  • Do you know what a worrywart is?

  • Besides a tongue twister.

  • Try saying it three times fast.

  • Worry wart worry wart, worry wart. It's difficult, isn't it?

  • A worry wart is an informal expression for a person who constantly worries or just worries too much.

  • I admit that I sometimes can be a worry wart, but I try to control it.

  • If I worry too much, I start to have thoughts like these:

  • Do you ever have thoughts like those?

  • Obviously, it's not healthy to worry that much, so we should all try not to be worry warts.

  • To express worries, we can use "What if" plus the simple present

  • because we usually worry about the future. They're real concerns for us.

  • But it's also possible to worry about the past and present.

  • For example:

  • Now how about if we talk about the other expression?

  • We use "how about if" + the simple present to make suggestions -- real suggestions for the present and future.

  • How about we take a break from grammar for a while? How about if I try live streaming more?

  • The implied ending is: Is that okay? If I do this, is that okay with you?

  • You can use "how about if" in informal exchanges about scheduling or other proposals.

  • How about if you write your own example and I comment?

  • So as this is the last lesson on conditionals for a while,

  • I'm only, giving you one practice task. You can write in the comments.

  • Create your own examples with "what if" and "how about if."

  • I look forward to reading your ideas in the comments. Please remember to like this video and subscribe. I'll see you again

  • soon for a new lesson on a new topic. As always, thanks for watching and happy studies!

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