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### Question about the main clause of conditionals [duplicate]

I know the four types of conditionals. In the if clause, I know that “if” could be replaced by “when” and “should”. On the other hand, I do not know if this would be possible with the main clause. Can ...
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### Conditionals, past perfect vs would [duplicate]

I was reading a book and I can't understand why past perfect is used in the sentence below: The signal from successive eclipse has less and less distance to travel, so it arrives earlier than if ...
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### What's the difference between “(Had he not made / If he didn't make) a good impression, he wouldn't be a star today”?

How should I complete this sentence? (Only with the options given) He wouldn't be the star he is today ________ a good impression in his early life A. Had he not made B. If he didn't make So, B is ...
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### English Conditionals and "would"

I'm having a discussion with my wife on English conditionals. She says we cannot have "would" in a hypothetical if statement: If I would want to change my address, should I let you know? She says ...
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### "would always" in the main clause with present simple in conditional

I have two following examples: I would always say thank you face to face when I get a present from someone because it's more personal. If it's a family member I would always send a card. Could ...
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### If I was there vs if I had been there

I know that if I was there is a simple tense and if I had been there is used in conditional sentences. But do both mean the same, or, if there is any difference, then what is it? Can I use if I ...
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### Type 2 conditional "If we liked to..." or "If we would like to..."

Normally, type 2 conditional follows syntax: If [simple past clause], [present conditional clause]. For example: If we had high accuracy, we would need a lot of processing power. But is it possible ...
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### After third person pronouns: verbs with or without “-s”? (special case involving “if”)

I don't know what's going on with me lately. I've never had this question before and it was never an issue for me while writing something but two weeks ago I started to think about whether I should ...
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### What tense is "In the future, I would like to..." [closed]

I'm thinking future conditional, is that right? Or is it second conditional? Thanks very much!!
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### What conditional statement is the following?

I was reading an AP report and I came up at the following passage: If the NATO troops do pull back, it would leave vast areas of the country unprotected including border areas with Pakistan. It ...
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### What is the difference between 2nd and mixed conditional?

Could someone explain the difference in meaning between these two forms of conditional? 1.If I had time, I would be there. 2.I would have been there if I had time.
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### Conditional sentences [closed]

What type of conditional sentences should be used in a context like this? (This person graduated from school many years ago.) You know, my mother went to school and said that until she(the teacher) ...
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### Subjunctive Mood with the Type 3 Conditional or "could with the perfect infinitive" expressing ability, theoretical possibility, etc. in the past

From NBC news’s ‘Breakthrough finding’ reveals why certain Covid-19 patients die: "Before Covid, their condition was silent," Bastard said. "Most of them hadn't gotten sick before.&...
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### A perfect conditional sentence with present

Is the following sentence gramatically correct? If neither of us is wrong, then the discussion wouldn't have been necessary in the first place. I'm trying to use "is" instead of "had been", ...
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