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    Question Tenses

    Hi


    Why is it correct to say:

    Take this umbrella just in case it rains.

    and not:

    Take this umbrella just in case it will rain.

    THX Ulli

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    Re: Tenses

    'in case' means, in the event that; it's a condition, so present 'it rains' works. "will rain", on the other hand, specifically 'will', expresses an intention: it will indeed rain, which is incompatible semantically with conditional 'in the event that'.


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    @Casiopea: Now I understand . THX .


    Ulli

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