GRAMMAR: Conditionals in songs


CONDITIONALS very often appear in songs. There are some examples you may find useful in learning these structures.

1ACTIVITY. Listen to these songs. Then, choose three of them and find all the conditional sentences. You'll have to classify them into types.

If I had a Million Dollars (the BarenakedLadies)

Smile (Charlie Chaplin)

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)

Hero (Enrique Iglesias)

Count on me (Bruno Mars)

  • California Dreaming (The mamas and Papas)

The Promise by Tracy Chapman

If You Don’t Know Me by Now by Simply Red


    Fix You by Coldplay
    I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Rod Stewart (ditto)
    Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles
    I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen
    It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
    If You Leave by OMD
    Moonshadow by Cat Stevens
    If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
    If I Get Locked up Tonight by Eminem
    If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next by Manic Street Preachers
    Hey by The Pixies