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    Now, if Obama gets his wish almost 5 million Israeli civilians would be subjected to the same situation.

    Source: Obama only 'talks the talk' - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews


    When if clause comes at the beginning of the sentence, it (if clause) must be terminated with a comma/a comma must take place. Why is comma rule in the if clause being violated in the above text?



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    Default Re: Now, if Obama gets ...would...

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post




    Now, if Obama gets his wish almost 5 million Israeli civilians would be subjected to the same situation.

    Source: Obama only 'talks the talk' - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews


    When if clause comes at the beginning of the sentence, it (if clause) must be terminated with a comma/a comma must take place. Why is comma rule in the if clause being violated in the above text?


    There should be a comma after "wish".

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    Default Re: Now, if Obama gets ...would...

    I'd use got/would.

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    Default Re: Now, if Obama gets ...would...

    Interesting. I'd use gets/will. I suppose it depends on the likelihood of the suggested outcome.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Now, if Obama gets ...would...

    I thought about offering the two, but the article seemed to suggest that he wasn't going to get his way to me. However, it's one or the other.

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