Hi, Ahmad,

Ahmad Muhamad posted:

If you put wood into

water, it will float. 

Is using first conditional her right?

Should we use zero conditional here? 

This is from prep 2 

Yes, it is right. If you are talking about a general fact, the zero conditional is the only right answer. A science teacher would tell his / her class that sentence using zero conditional to indicate that it is a general fact. However, if you use that sentence in a specific situation, it is possible to use the first conditional for prediction. For example, if someone has a piece of wood and doesn't know what will happen if he / she puts it into water, you reply: "If you put wood into water, it will float." Here you predict what will happen if that happens. Since there is no context, you can use either 'floats / will float'.

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