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    conditional sentence

    Hi all,

    Does this sentence sound natural for native speaker

    which auxiliary verb is the most suitable ?

    If you study hard, you will/ could/would/might pass

    Many thanks

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    Re: conditional sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    Does this sentence sound natural for native speaker

    which auxiliary verb is the most suitable ?

    If you study hard, you will/ could/would/might pass

    Many thanks
    Will, could, and might can all be suitable depending on context.

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    Re: conditional sentence

    would you mind telling the difference for real situation and unreal situation ?

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    Re: conditional sentence

    Unreal: If I studied hard, I would pass the exam/course.
    Unreal in the past: If I had studied hard, I would have passed the exam/course.

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    Re: conditional sentence

    Thanks,

    Can I say for real situation ?

    If you study hard, you might pass

    If you study hard, you could

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    Re: conditional sentence

    The other 3 can be used for a "real" situation.

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