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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"
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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.
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New post 14 Aug 2007, 14:58
I know were/would

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

makes sense... if/will
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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.."
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New post 30 Aug 2007, 14:57
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.
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