Student or Learner
I have a lot of luggage.
- (a) How should I handle that if I'm going to take the subway?
- (b) How should I handle that if I take the subway?
Which is more natural and what is the difference between (a) and (b)?
b = in the possible event of my taking the subway.
These are only approximate paraphrases.
I would expect to hear #b normally.
In practical terms, there is not a great deal of difference between the two examples you have given.