Originally Posted by Heidi
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) I think that Teacher Rover has given us some great insight.
(a) If you do that again, I will hit you. = I suspect that you
may try doing that again.
(b) If you ever do that again, I will teach you a lesson that
you will never forget for the rest of your life!!! = I am warning
you: Don't even think about doing that again.
Thank you, all my teachers here. One more question:
If I say 'if I ever have enough time, I write to my parents every week', will there be any diference in meaning?
The writer is suggesting that it is unusual for him/her to have enough time.
If I say 'if you're ever in Seattle, come and see me', does it implies that I don't think you will be in Seattle someday? (but I think it's a little strange, why bother asking?)
If I say 'if you ever do that again...', implying that I don't think you dare do that again?
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