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    Question Is this sentence a conditional sentence?

    Dear all.

    I read a letter, but I felt confused about a sentence below. I don't know if this sentence is a conditional sentence.


    I asked my lecturer if it would be possible to take the examination on another date, but this is not permitted.
    I asked myself why author doesn't use 'will' instead of 'would'?
    If someone knows, please give me an explanation.
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    Re: Is this sentence a conditional sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhatruc30 View Post
    I don't know if this sentence is a conditional sentence.
    It is not a conditional sentence. It is a reported question.

    I asked my lecturer if it would be possible to take the examination on another date, but this is not permitted.

    I asked myself why the author doesn't/didn't use 'will' instead of 'would'?
    Because the reported question is introduced by a verb in the past tense
    . Backshifting is normal.
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