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    Would or are

    Consider these sentences:
    a) Remember those things otherwise you are in great danger.
    b) Remember those things otherwise you would be in great danger.
    c) Remember those things otherwise you will be in great danger.

    Which one is the correct sentence. I think all are correct. Please explain. And I think a) and b) shows one of the differences of AE and BE.

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    Re: Would or are

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    Consider these sentences:
    a) Remember those things otherwise you are in great danger.
    b) Remember those things otherwise you would be in great danger.
    c) Remember those things otherwise you will be in great danger.

    Which one is the correct sentence. I think all are correct. Please explain. And I think a) and b) shows one of the differences of AE and BE.
    As far as I'm concerned, only Sentence C is correct. Usually the imperative is used to tell people to do something in the future, therefore the rest of the sentence would be in the future as well.

    Put your coat on otherwise you will be cold.
    Eat your vegetables or you won't grow up big and strong!

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    Re: Would or are

    But I have also seen the use of "would" in these cases. So b) should have been correct. But I am concerned about the sentence a).

    Please explain.

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