A consequential clause or apodosis (plural: apodoses) is a clause which is conditioned upon one or more conditional clauses. It is always a main clause with the conditional clause as a dependent clause, but may (1) be compounded with one or more other main clauses and/or (2) have other dependent clauses attached to it. The conditional clause(s) may either precede or follow the consequential clause.
- zero conditional - use the present simple (usually without "will" or "going to")
- first conditional - use present simple with "will", "may" (or sometimes "going to")
- second conditional and mixed conditional - use the past simple with "would", "could" or "might".
- third conditional - use the past perfect with "would have", "could have", "might have", "should have".