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    which one is correct, please help

    Dear teachers:

    Please tell me which one of the following is correct?

    If a person is left with nothing, then he has nothing to fear
    If a person is left with nothing, then he will have nothing to fear
    if a person is left with nothing, then he would have nothing to fear

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: which one is correct, please help

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Dear teachers:

    Please tell me which one of the following is correct?

    If a person is left with nothing, then he has nothing to fear
    If a person is left with nothing, then he will have nothing to fear
    if a person is left with nothing, then he would have nothing to fear

    Thank you so much!
    They're all OK but I'm not sure about the logic.

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    Re: which one is correct, please help

    thanks I appreciate it! Don't worry about the logic :)

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    Re: which one is correct, please help

    As my signature line clearly says, I don't know conditionals very well, but the third one sounds very odd to me. If he were... then he would.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: which one is correct, please help

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Dear teachers:

    Please tell me which one of the following is correct?

    If a person is left with nothing, then he has nothing to fear
    If a person is left with nothing, then he will have nothing to fear
    if a person is left with nothing, then he would have nothing to fear

    Thank you so much!
    1 & 2: 1 is a zero conditional and 2, structurally at least, a 1st conditional.

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