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    Dear teachers,


    I habe been reading the sentence below and I think It isnít written correctly.

    The delivery time is valid in case if contract will be signed till 14.01.2011.


    I would change it into:

    In case the contract is signed till 14.01.2011 the delivery time is valid.

    Am I right in my guess?.

    Would it also be correct to write:

    In case the contract will be signed till 14.01.2011 the delivery time is valid.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by oves View Post
    Dear teachers,


    I habe been reading the sentence below and I think It isnít written correctly.

    The delivery time is valid in case if contract will be signed till 14.01.2011.


    I would change it into:

    In case the contract is signed till 14.01.2011 the delivery time is valid.

    Am I right in my guess?.

    Would it also be correct to write:

    In case the contract will be signed till 14.01.2011 the delivery time is valid.

    Thank you
    Write it like this: "If the contract is signed by 14.01.2011, the delivery time is valid". I'm not sure what is meant by "the delivery time is valid" though.

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    Default Re: conditionals

    Do not confuse in case and if.

    1. I will take my umbrella in case it rains.
    2. I will take my umbrella if it rains.


    In #1, the speaker will take his umbrella so that he is prepared for rain.It may not rain, but that is not important.

    In #2, the speaker will take his umbrella only if it rains. If it doesn't rain, he weill not take his umbrella.

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