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    #1

    might-could

    Hello,

    Normally we use 'might, could' for now and future.But, what about if clause?

    For example,

    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we may cancel it. (It is correct)
    - If the president didn't come to the meeting, we might/could cancel it. (It is correct)
    But,

    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we could cancel it (Is it correct?)
    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we might cancel it (Is it correct?)

    Thank you....

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    #2

    Re: might-could

    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we may cancel it. (It is correct) Yes

    - If the president didn't come to the meeting, we might/could cancel it. (It is not correct).

    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we could cancel it (Is it correct?) Yes
    - If the president doesn’t come to the meeting, we might cancel it (Is it correct?) Yes

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    #3

    Re: might-could

    - If the president didn't come to the meeting, we might/could cancel it.

    This is a possible sentence, though with reference to a regular meeting rather than one specific one:

    We have a regular neeting of heads of government agencies every Tuesday. Some people think it's unnecessary, but we have to go, because the President often attends, - If the president didn't come to the meeting, we might/could cancel it.

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    Re: might-could

    But what about the other way?

    -If they could spend the weekend here next month, right now I will go away of here.

    -If they could spend the weekend here next month, I go away of here.
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    #5

    Re: might-could

    Is there anyone who hears my voice? :D

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    Re: might-could

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnn View Post
    But what about the other way?

    -If they could spend the weekend here next month, right now I will go away of here.

    -If they could spend the weekend here next month, I go away of here.
    Both are incorrect, but it's nothing to do with "could" or "next month".

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    Re: might-could

    What I mean is:Could normally refers probability for future on now and I want to learn that if we can use the sentence or not above.


    If + subject+ could/might + verb + O, Subject+ will, can, simple present+ verb+ Object

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