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    If conditional

    If you donít stop listening to that loud music, your headache will get worse.

    If you donít stop listening to that loud music, your headache gets worse.

    Are they both correct? Thanks.

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    Re: If conditional

    They're both possible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If conditional

    Thanks emsr2d2

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    Re: If conditional

    I prefer the first.

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    Re: If conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're both possible.
    not a teacher

    I don't agree with you.
    The first one,90% will get worse.
    the second, below 90% gets worse.

    I meant the first sentence is more true then second sentence.
    Sound like "If you do.... you will..."

    (If I wrong, please correct me! )
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Nov-2014 at 13:02.

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    Re: If conditional

    Polyester, I can't make any sense of your attempted response. What has 90% got to do with anything? 90% of people? 90% of headaches? I've left your post in place for now and I've added "not a teacher" for you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by fadysandy View Post
    If you don’t stop listening to that loud music, your headache will get worse.

    If you don’t stop listening to that loud music, your headache gets worse.

    Are they both correct? Thanks.
    As I said in my first post, they're both possible. They have different meanings.

    1) is directed at a specific person who already has a headache. The statement is a warning that if the person doesn't stop listening to the loud music they are listening to, then their headache will worsen.

    2) is a general warning, in which "you" and "your" can be replaced by "one" and "one's".
    "When you're ill, you feel miserable. You might have a blocked nose. If you don't inhale steam and eucalyptus, your blocked nose gets worse. You might have a headache. If you keep listening to loud music, your headache gets worse."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Polyester, I can't make any sense of your attempted response. What has 90% got to do with anything? 90% of people? 90% of headaches? I've left your post in place for now and I've added "not a teacher" for you.
    I'm sorry for this mistake that I made for you.
    English is not my first language, I'm just sharing my opinion.

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    Re: If conditional

    Polyester, please read this extract from the forum rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice house the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    Re: If conditional

    It's not a matter of preferring one sentence to another. If both are possible, it's a matter of using the right sentence for the meaning you want to convey.
    I have a few favourite sentences, but I usually don't say them because they wouldn't make sense at the time.

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