Hypothetical Events Worksheet 3

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Here is an exercise for the grammatical features of the hypothetical future. Look at the examples and then complete the sentences using the correct form of the "be" verb and the verbs provided after the spaces in each sentence.

The hypothetical future is also called the "be to + infinitive." The hypothetical future has this grammatical structure:

If + grammatical subject + is/are + to + verb, grammatical subject + modal verb.

Example: If architects are to become social planners, they must coordinate new buildings with social organization.

Example: If our society is to improve, we must accept people from all backgrounds.

(1) If we _______ (deal with) change, we must have a sense of belonging to a community.

(2) If a community _______  (have) pride, its members need to feel a sense of ownership and involvement.

(3) If we _______  (transform) the environment, organizations must work together.

(4) We need to understand our history if we _______  (make) fully informed decisions about the future.

(5) The past must be recognized if any society _______  (influence) decision makers.

Answers:

(1) are to deal with

(2) is to have

(3) are to transform

(4) are to make

(5) is to influence

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