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    meaning and difference of the conditionals

    1)If I had much money, I would marry you.
    2)If I had had much money, I would have married you.
    3)If I have much money, I will marry you.
    4)If I can have much money, I will marry you.
    5)If I have much money, I would marry you. ( wrong?)
    6)If I have much money, I would have married you.(wrong?)

    from the above examples, are there any grammatical errors ?

    and could you tell me the exact meanings of the grammatically correct sentences.

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    Re: meaning and difference of the conditionals

    The word "much" is more likely to be used in the negative, for example:
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    I don't have much money.
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    Possible:
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    If I had had a lot of money I would have married you.
    If I had a lot of money I would marry you.

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    Re: meaning and difference of the conditionals

    thank you , would you mind giving more explanation.

    I want to know the difference in meaning
    1) If I had had a lot of money, I would have married you.
    2)If I had a lot of money, I would married you.
    3)If I have a lot of money, I will marry you.
    4)If I have a lot of money, I marry you.

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    Re: meaning and difference of the conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by glorios View Post
    thank you , would you mind giving more explanation.

    I want to know the difference in meaning
    1) If I had had a lot of money, I would have married you . refers to the past
    2)If I had a lot of money, I would marry you. refers to the present
    3)If I have a lot of money, I will marry you. refers to the future
    4)If I have a lot of money, I marry you. most of the time
    But one can say that in casual speech. 'If I have a lot of money I marry you. If I don't I won't.'




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