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    #1

    when / if

    Hi,

    - I may go to the fair, when the weather is bright and sunny.

    Does the sentence make sense or must I use a if clause?

    Thank.

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    #2

    Re: when / if

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    - I may go to the fair, when the weather is bright and sunny.

    Does the sentence make sense or must I use a if clause?

    Thank.
    It is fine with "when". But you don't need a comma after "fair".

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    #3

    Re: when / if

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    - I may go to the fair, when the weather is bright and sunny.

    Does the sentence make sense or must I use a if clause?

    Thank.
    "I may go to the fair when the weather is bright and sunny". "... when the weather is bright and sunny" is a time clause. A comma is used if the time clause comes before the main clause. Since your main clause comes before the time clause, the comma is not used. You can also use "When the weather is bright and sunny, I may (or might) go to the fair". In this sentence the comma is used because the time clause comes before the main clause.

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