Student or Learner
Hello, there. How are you? While I was watching a movie, I saw a lady saying,
"If I don't get some sleep, I could miscarry".
However, I have learned that 'could' should be 'can' because of the agreement of tense, or It should be "If I didn't
get some sleep, I could miscarry'.
So nowadays is it okay to express sentences in the form?
Thank you in advance as always.
Thank you. Then how about 'If someone points out my mistakes, I would say "thank you". I think this is written in the same form and also correct. What do you think?
"Could" and "would" are not the same.
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.