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    How to use "What if"?

    How to use "What if"? I am going to know in what situation I can use this conditional question!?

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    Re: How to use "What if"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ramtinn View Post
    How to use "What if"? I am going to know in what situation I can use this conditional question!?
    What if we don't want to tell you?

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    Re: How to use "What if"?

    You use 'what if' to suggest an action in the future. It is usually used with the present tense of the verb. For example,

    A: What do you want for Jenny's birthday party?
    B: What if we have a surprise party!
    A: Great idea!

    Also, I just wrote a more complete article about the use of what if, suppose and supposing. Hope it helps!

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    Re: How to use "What if"?

    Quote Originally Posted by macanudo View Post
    You use 'what if' to suggest an action in the future. It is usually used with the present tense of the verb.
    What if someone already replied to this post yesterday?
    Is that about an action in the future and is it used with present tense?
    What if the poster hadn't sent the question in the first place?

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