Welcome back to another episode, everyone! Today we’re going to get a listen sophisticated on this beautiful eve before Christmas. I’m going to up-the-ante and teach you something difficult. This will be a relatively short podcast, but understand how intonations in conditional sentences work.
When you begin a conditional sentence with an if clause, each clause has its own intonation pattern. The intonation falls at the end of each clause.
If there’s an underwater earthquake, you’ll probably have a tsunami.
When the main clause begins a conditional sentence, the sentence has a single intonation pattern. The intonation falls at the end of the sentence.
You’ll probably have a tsunami if there’s an underwater earthquake.
- I would definitely want to see Kilauea Volcano if I visited Hawaii.
- You’ll be familiar with earthquake safety if you live in a country like Japan.
- If you ever feel an earthquake, you’ll also probably feel smaller aftershocks later.
- If I had time to take another class, I’d study geology.