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    using if condition in future tense

    Is the following sentence correct?

    I'll let you know tomorrow morning, if I will be coming tomorrow.

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    Re: using if condition in future tense

    No. This construction is correct in many languages, but not in English. We use the simple present in such conditionals. "I'll let you know tomorrow, if I come tomorrow."

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    Re: using if condition in future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Is the following sentence correct?

    I'll let you know tomorrow morning, if I will be coming tomorrow.
    Is there something wrong with "tomorrow morning"? Once I was told here that "today morning" is not natural.

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    Re: using if condition in future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by justlearning View Post
    Is there something wrong with "tomorrow morning"? Once I was told here that "today morning" is not natural.
    No, there is nothing wrong with "tomorrow morning". If we are referring to the following day, I would phrase the sentence like this, though: "I will let you know in the morning if I'm going to come tomorrow".

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    Re: using if condition in future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Is the following sentence correct?
    I'll let you know tomorrow morning, if I will be coming tomorrow.
    Yes, this is correct.
    The structure that I think probus is talking about, and which we don't use in English is: "If I will come tomorrow, I will let you know." We don't normally use "will" in the 'if' clause. For example, "If you will go to Japan, you will enjoy yourself". You can normally omit 'will' and the sentence still makes sense; that's one sign of a wrong "will".
    However, that doesn't mean that "will" cannot appear in an 'if' clause.
    These are correct sentences:
    "If I'll be at the party tomorrow (If I decide to go to the part tomorrow), I'll let you know beforehand."
    "If you will do this job, please let me know by tomorrow".

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