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    Zero conditional + adjective.

    This time I want to ask one question about zero conditional. Is possible adjective in zero conditional sentence? For example: If you're strong, try become stronger. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Zero conditional + adjective.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    This time I want to ask one question about zero conditional. Is an adjective possible adjective in a zero conditional sentence? For example: If you're strong, try become stronger. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.
    You can say "(Even) if you're (already) strong, try to become stronger" or "(Even) if you're (already strong), try becoming stronger".

    "Try" is followed by "to + infinitive" or "verb+ing".

    Try to be good.
    Try being happy.
    Try to pick that bag up.
    Try eating less.

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    Re: Zero conditional + adjective.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    If you're strong, try become stronger.
    This is not a zero condition(al). The traditional zero condition(al) expresses a general rule:

    If you heat ice, it melts.
    If you are strong, people respect you.

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    Re: Zero conditional + adjective.

    Oops, I was so carried away with the content that I failed to spot the error in the conditional status.

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    Re: Zero conditional + adjective.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Oops, I was so carried away with the content that I failed to spot the error in the conditional status.
    I do that sort of thing regularly.

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