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    Can I say to a friend: So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me, you

    Can I say to a friend:

    So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me, you won't be upset?

    VS

    So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me, you wouldn't be upset?

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Can I say to a friend: So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me,

    Because this is a conditional, I prefer the second. But I don't consider the first to be completely wrong.

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    Re: Can I say to a friend: So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me,

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Because this is a conditional, I prefer the second. But I don't consider the first to be completely wrong.
    Sorry but I don't agree. In 2, since the conditional is used, the condition must be expressed in the past tense (if James agreed...).

    So 1 is the only perfectly correct sentence; the second is a mixed bag, neither here nor there, though not as bad as the now-very-common If you would have... I would...with both clauses in the conditional mood.

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    Re: Can I say to a friend: So, you're telling me if James agrees to go out with me,

    Sorry, I think I mixed up the order in my answer.

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