Übungen zu Besonderheiten bei If-Sätzen

If-Satz Typ II

Lies dir die folgenden Situationen aufmerksam durch. Der If-Teil drückt in jedem Fall eine allgemeine Situation aus (If-Satz Typ II). Entscheide aber, ob sich die Auswirkungen auf die Gegenwart (Conditional I) oder die Vergangenheit (Conditional II) beziehen.

  1. I am trying to reach Sue on the phone now, but I'm afraid she is not there because …
    If she (be) at the office, she (answer) the phone.
  2. A couple of minutes ago, I tried to reach Sue on the phone, but I'm afraid she is not there because …
    If she (be) at the office, she (answer) the phone.
  3. I want to ring a friend now, but I don't know his phone number.
    If I (know) his phone number, I (ring) him.
  4. A week ago, I wanted to ring a friend, but I don't know his phone number.
    If I (know) his phone number, I (ring) him.
  5. A friend tells me what she is planning to do. I don't think what she is planning is a good idea.
    If I (be) you, I (do / not) this.
  6. A friend tells me what she did. I don't think what she did was a good idea.
    If I (be) you, I (do / not) this.
  7. Somebody tells me that Sarah is on holiday in Italy at the moment. This cannot be true because I'm seeing her in town tonight.
    If Sarah (be) in Italy, I (see / not) her in town tonight.
  8. Somebody tells me that Sarah is on holiday in Italy at the moment. This cannot be true because I saw her in town last night.
    If Sarah (be) in Italy, I (see / not) her in town last night.
  9. My brother feels like he is getting the flu. I tell him …
    You (get / not) the flu if you (eat) more fruit.
  10. A few weeks ago, my brother had the flu. I tell him …
    You (get / not) the flu if you (eat) more fruit.