if conditional tense question : GMAT Verbal Section
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 20 Jan 2017, 03:16

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# if conditional tense question

Author Message
CEO
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2756
Location: New York City
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 854 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2007, 12:23
is this sentence correct?

I assume that if the sun is bright, [then] there is a good chance (that it will not rain.)

in MGMAT, it states that the present tense verb in the "IF dependent clause" will be followed by a "Will +base verb"
If you have any questions
New!
CEO
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2756
Location: New York City
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 854 [0], given: 4

Re: if conditional tense question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2007, 13:23
bmwhype2 wrote:
is this sentence correct?

I assume that if the sun is bright, [then] there is a good chance (that it will not rain.)

in MGMAT, it states that the present tense verb in the "IF dependent clause" will be followed by a "Will +base verb"

I assume that if the sun is bright, [then] there will be a good chance that it will not rain.
Director
Joined: 31 Mar 2007
Posts: 585
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 64 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2007, 13:58
I know were/would

If it were to rain tomorrow, the sun would not come out.

makes sense... if/will
VP
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 1104
Location: London
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

Re: if conditional tense question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2007, 15:37
bmwhype2 wrote:
is this sentence correct?

I assume that if the sun is bright, [then] there is a good chance (that it will not rain.)

in MGMAT, it states that the present tense verb in the "IF dependent clause" will be followed by a "Will +base verb"

BMW just think of a future conditional with "If dependent clause"
present conditional is "If.. were....would..."
so. future conditional should be "If ...is....will.."
CEO
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2756
Location: New York City
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 854 [0], given: 4

Re: if conditional tense question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Aug 2007, 13:57
Ravshonbek wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
is this sentence correct?

I assume that if the sun is bright, [then] there is a good chance (that it will not rain.)

in MGMAT, it states that the present tense verb in the "IF dependent clause" will be followed by a "Will +base verb"

BMW just think of a future conditional with "If dependent clause"
present conditional is "If.. were....would..."
so. future conditional should be "If ...is....will.."

i know this concept. i just wanted to test whether the subordinated clause's tense would affect the structure of the sentence.
Re: if conditional tense question   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2007, 13:57
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Past conditional tense usages 3 24 Aug 2013, 02:21
1 All about verbs , Tense , Conditionals and Modals 2 16 Sep 2011, 02:08
Tenses 2 20 Aug 2009, 09:38
tenses 2 06 Jan 2008, 03:39
Strategy for handling Verb Tense questions 0 13 May 2007, 09:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by