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If first condition or zero condition? [duplicate]

I saw these two sentences and was wondering which one is right, 1) If you are a well-organized person you manage your time. 2) If you are a well-organized person you will manage your time. I know zero ...
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Conditionals in the future

My colleague and I have a hot discussion about which is correct. My version is: If you don't fix the bug I will send you a patch. and his one is: I would send you a patch if you don't fix the ...
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'became' vs. 'become'

The following two sentences seem to have the same general meaning to me: If I ever became a musician, I would grow my hair If I ever become a musician, I will grow my hair I was wondering ...
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first conditional could modal

I'm trying to clarify why this sentence seems wrong: If there is no strict definition, everyone could understand migration slightly differently. My initial response was that it was wrong, but why?...
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First conditional only for future tense?

Is the first conditional used only for the future, or can it also be used for present tense? Could you please give some examples?
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Conjunctions with 1st conditional

I have a problem with conjunctions in the first conditional. How do these apply to the first conditional? I’ll wash the dishes as soon as this TV show is over. Call me as soon as you get in. ...
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zero conditional and first conditional

We use the so-called zero conditional when the result of the condition is always true. What about following situation. Let's say that we have a poorly written application. :) and I complain that it ...
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Omitting will in “if-will-sentence” [duplicate]

My daughter is learning if-sentences in school right now.They learned that the rule for type I sentences is "if-clause: Simple Present, main clause: will-future or (Modal + infinitive)" How does the ...