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    Hi!

    What is the difference between these two sentences:

    If I have screwdriver, I will fix your car.
    If I had screwdriver, I would fix your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Hi!

    What is the difference between these two sentences:

    If I have a screwdriver, I will fix your car.
    If I had a screwdriver, I would fix your car.
    Now they are both correct sentences. What do you think the difference is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Now they are both correct sentences. What do you think the difference is?
    Thanks for correcting my sentence!

    I have no idea regarding the possible differences between these two sentences!

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    Default Re: True vs Untrue Conditional sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    I have no idea regarding the possible differences between these two sentences!
    Well, your thread title suggested that you had some idea.

    In the first, the speaker suggests that it is possible s/he possesses a screwdriver. In the second, the speaker informs us indirectly that s/he does not possess a screwdriver.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jan-2013 at 13:26.
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    Default Re: True vs Untrue Conditional sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Hi!

    What is the difference between these two sentences:

    If I have a screwdriver, I will fix your car.
    If I had a screwdriver, I would fix your car.
    A - Hi there. Can you fix my car?
    B - If I have a screwdriver, I will fix your car.
    (Person B hunts around in the garage and comes out carrying a screwdriver.)
    B - Aha! Look. I have a screwdriver so I will fix your car. It will be ready in ten minutes.
    A - Fantastic. Thanks.


    A - Hi there. Can you fix my car?
    B - If I have a screwdriver, I will fix your car.
    (Person B hunts around in the garage and comes out looking disappointed.)
    B - I'm really sorry. I don't have one. If I had a screwdriver, I would fix your car.
    A - OK. Never mind. Thanks anyway. Bye.
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    Default Re: True vs Untrue Conditional sentences

    Thanks everybody!!!!!
    The example that emsr2d2 mentioned solved my problem. I got the difference. Thanks a lot!

    This is a fantastic website. Every time I had a problem the experts has solved my problem!

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