A conditional clause is a type of adverbial clause.
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Adverbial clauses are divided into several groups according to the actions or senses of their conjunctions:
|Type of clause||Covering||Common conjunctions||Function||Example|
|Time clause||time||Conjunctions answering the question "when?", such as: when, before, after, since, while, as, as long as, till, until, etc.;||Say when something happens by referring to a period or point of time, or to another event.||Her goldfish died when she was young.
He came after night had fallen.
We barely had gotten there when mighty Casey struck out.
|conditional clause||condition||if, unless, lest, provided that||Talk about a possible or counterfactual situation and its consequences.||If they lose weight during an illness, they soon regain it afterwards.|
|purpose clause||purpose||in order to, so that, in order that, in case||Indicate the purpose of an action.||They had to take some of his land ’so that they could extend the churchyard'.|
|reason clause||reason||because, since, as, given||Indicate the reason for something.||I couldn’t feel anger against him because I liked him too much.|
|concession clause||concession||although, though, while||Make two statements, one of which contrasts with the other or makes it seem surprising.||I used to read a lot although I don’t get much time for books now.|
|Place clause||place||Answering the question "where?": where, wherever, anywhere, everywhere, etc.||Talk about the location or position of something.||He said he was happy where he was.|
|Comparison clause||comparison||as…as, than, as||State comparison of a skill, size or amount, etc.||Johan can speak English as fluently as his teacher.
She is a better cook than I.
|Manner clause||manner||Answering the question, "how"?: as, like||Talk about someone’s behavior or the way something is done.||I was never allowed to do things as I wanted to do.
He spent a lot of money as if he was very rich.
|Result clause||results||so…that, such…that||Indicate the result(s) of an act or event.||My suitcase had become ’so' damaged that the lid would not stay closed.|
|Consecutive clause||consecutive||so||In these clauses the conclusion or logical continuation of what has been said in the main sentence is stated.||Peter usually fantasizes a lot ’so you do not believe his stories'.
We did not make reservations on time, ’so we will not go to the representation'.