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    Default Re: 1st, 2nd, 3rd conditional and beyonndddd!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In that context, then, yes. However, the original was a contraction, and I'm not sure the contracted from works. The full form in bold does.
    Yes, I got that feeling also, but what makes it so? it is difficult to show stress in a contrsted sentence. i think the stress would fall elsewhere in the contracted example.

    If hes going to come, Id ask him.

    If hes going to come, Id ask him.

    To me, the grammar of the original is correct. I think it is our habit of focusing on a limited number of, even though most common, conditional structures that makes us deny the more "unusual" ones.

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    Default Re: 1st, 2nd, 3rd conditional and beyonndddd!!

    I think the uncontacted form works best, but there has to be an indication of stress for the sentence to work- without that, then it doesn't do it for me.

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    Default Re: 1st, 2nd, 3rd conditional and beyonndddd!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think the uncontacted form works best, but there has to be an indication of stress for the sentence to work- without that, then it doesn't do it for me.
    So the grammar is intact?

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