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    Question about future tense?

    Hi everyone

    id really appreciate it if you tell me this.which one of the following sentences are grammatically correct(Usage of "Is" and "Will be")?

    1-The car company says it will introduce their brand new model at the end of 2013 if there "IS" enough budget.

    2-The car company says it will introduce their brand new model at the end of 2013 if there "WILL BE" enough budget.

    might sound silly,but i'm a newbie

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Question about future tense?

    Welcome to the forum, Prima.

    Neither sentence works, because we can't talk of there being enough budget. I am not sure exactly what you do want to say, because a car company is unlikely to announce that its introduction of a new model depends on having enough money.

    If we are talking about a future real possibility, the verb in the if- clause is in a present tense:

    I will buy a new car next month if I have enough money.

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    Re: Question about future tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prima View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'd really appreciate it if you would tell me this. Which one of the following sentences are is grammatically correct (usage of "Is" and "Will be")?

    1 - The car company says it will introduce their brand new model at the end of 2013 if there "IS" enough budget.

    2 - The car company says it will introduce their brand new model at the end of 2013 if there "WILL BE" enough budget.

    It might sound silly (no comma) but I'm a newbie.

    Thanks in advance.
    Welcome to the forum Prima.

    5jj has given you an excellent piece of advice. In addition, please see the amendments I have made to your original post. It is good to get into good habits with capitalisation, punctuation and spacing early on.

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular pronoun).
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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