Exercise The Cat and the Mouse – Part 1

Exercise The Cat and the Mouse – Part 2

Complete the conditional sentences (type I, II and III)

  1. The mouse, however, went to the baker. The cat (give / only) me back my tail if I fetch her some milk. And the cow (give / not) me milk if I don't get her hay. And the farmer will only give me hay if the butcher (have) some meat for him. And the butcher will not give me meat if you (bake / not) him a bread.
  2. And the baker said, Well, I (give) you bread if you promise never to steal my corn or meal.
  3. The mouse promised not to steal, and so the baker gave the mouse bread, the mouse gave the butcher bread. The butcher gave the mouse meat, the mouse gave the farmer meat. The farmer gave the mouse hay, the mouse gave the cow hay. The cow gave the mouse milk, the mouse gave the cat milk. And the cat gave the mouse her tail back.
  4. But imagine what would have happened otherwise:
  5. If the mouse (promised / not) never to steal corn or meal, the baker (not/give) the mouse bread.
  6. If the baker (not / give) the mouse bread, the butcher (refuse) to give her meat for the farmer.
  7. If the butcher (refuse) her any meat, the farmer (not / be) willing to give the mouse hay.
  8. If the farmer (not / be) willing to give the mouse hay, the mouse (not / receive) milk from the cow.
  9. If the mouse (not / receive) milk from the cow, she (not / get) back her tail.

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