I have found a conditional sentence "In the event of rain, the parade is canceled." on page http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/in+the+event+of

I have thought that main clause of such conditional sentence should contain future or imperative mood. For example:

  • In case of an emergency, push this button.
  • In the event of a fire, alarms will sound.

But in this sentence main clause contains present. Is it correct?

Is correct similar sentence with future: "In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled."?

What the difference between these two sentences if both correct?


You are correct. In the event of carries the meaning of "if" and should not be followed by the present tense. The example is wrong.

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