Originally Posted by tamariskI found this exercise from cambridge advanced english. To be sure i have the correct answers, can u please give me the correct answers. Thanks in advance.
Work in pairs. Discuss the differences in the meaning between these sentences.
1. When it rains our roof leaks. always
If it rains our roof leaks. always
When it rained our roof would leak. in the past
If it rains our roof will leak. if it rains in the future
If it rained our roof would leak. rain is unlikely but the roof isn't safe
2. I'd go first class if I could afford to. I haven't got the money
I'll go first class if I can afford to. I might have the money
I'd have gone first class if I could have afforded it. I didn't have the money
I go first class when I can afford it. Sometimes I can afford it.
3. She could get a rise if she asked her boss. She hasn't asked- it is ambiguos whether she will get it or not.
She might get a rise if she asked her boss. Maybe
She would get a rise if she asked her boss. definitely, but unlikely
She should get a rise if she asks her boss. She deserves it
She might get a rise if she asks her boss. Maybe
She will get a rise if she asks her boss. definitely
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