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    Default What would happen if 4

    Are these sentences correct or Not? please help me to know

    What will happen for the peoples who tell a "White lie"?

    What will happen for people who tell a big lie?

    What would happen if women told "White lie"?

    What would happen for women who told a "White lie"?

    What would her posture if he told a "White lie"?

    On what condition people tell a "White lie"?

    On what condition women tell a a "White lie"?

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    Default Re: What would happen if 4

    Hi.
    Please note I'm not a teacher.

    -things happen to people, not 'for';
    -use 'people' in your first sentence (unless you mean people who belong to different nations);
    -you needn't quotation marks for 'white lie'; you also needn't capitalize the word 'white';
    - you forgot 'be' in your fifth sentence (what would her.... be if...)
    -take a closer look at your last 2 sentences - they lack auxiliary verbs.
    - I'm not sure it's ok to say 'on what condition'. I'd use 'under what conditions' or simply 'why'.
    I'd be interested to hear a native speaker's comments on this.

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    Default Re: What would happen if 4

    Verona gave you good advice.

    Try to rewrite these sentences based on that input, as well as this: Under what conditions do..., or Under what conditions would...

    If you repost them with those changes, you should be very close and then we can take another look.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What would happen if 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    -you needn't quotation marks for 'white lie'; you also needn't capitalize the word 'white';
    I'd be interested to hear a native speaker's comments on this.
    Good advice, Verona.

    Your English is, as usual, good.

    You might be interested in the one slip I have picked out.

    Need, when used as a modal, is normally followed by a bare infinitive.
    Need, when used as a full verb, can be followed by either or to-infinitive or a noun. So, any of these are natural:

    You needn't use quotation marks...
    You don't need to use quotation marks.
    You don't need quotation marks...

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