It is not your fault!

It is not your fault that the world is the way it is
It would be if it stayed that way.

Look at these lyrics from a German punk band called “the Doctors
(Die Aertzte)

It is not your fault that the world is the way it is
It would be if it stayed that way.

Many of us feel that corporations control governments and we are not really free. We cannot control our own government and we cannot control huge corporations like Monsanto and we cannot control the world we live in, even though we are the people. Do you agree with that?

If you agree, can we change it and how can we change it?

Let’s have an English conversation about this in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

It is not your fault that the world is the way it is
It would be if it stayed that way.

This sentence uses a grammatical form called conditional.

Grammar – Conditionals

A conditional statement is a statement which has a condition on it. It consists of two clauses. If the first one is true, the second one will be true.

Conditionals occur in different situations:

Real conditional: It will be your fault if it stays that way.
Hypothetical: It would be your fault if it stayed that way.
Past: It would have been your fault if it had stayed that way.

Here are more examples:

Real conditional: Your English will improve if you study.
Hypothetical: Your English would improve if you studied.
Past: Your English would have improved if you had studied.

Link to more notes on conditionals: Conditionals

Vocabulary

It is not my fault.

means:

I am not the one who made the mistake.

or

I am not the one who caused the problem.

Music

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Link to bilingual English German phrasebook

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