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    Hello

    In those sentences : "If you don't eat,you get hungry" and " I'm sorry your mother is ill. I hope she gets better soon.

    Why don't we say "you will get"/ "she will get" ?

    Thanksss in advance.

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    Re: Get

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Hello

    In those sentences : "If you don't eat,you get hungry" and " I'm sorry your mother is ill. I hope she gets better soon.

    Why don't we say "you will get"/ "she will get" ?

    Thanks in advance.
    With the first sentence, it's talking about a general truth and for that we use the present tense. The sentence simply means that not eating causes hunger.

    In the second, after "I hope" we regularly use the present to indicate the future.

    I hope I win the lottery.
    I hope you have a good holiday.

    Note: only one "s" in "Thanks".

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