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    #1

    "Gave you money"

    If you have the time and energy I would like you to read what I am going send to you.

    I feel this sentence is incorrect, is it?

    What if he gave you money when you meet him?

    Is this sentence correct?

    In the above sentences I am talking about future. "Gave you money" is second form of verb, I am confused.:(

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    #2

    Re: "Gave you money"

    What if he gives you money when you meet him?
    What if he gave you money when you met him?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: "Gave you money"

    @bebe heart: Do you know the difference between the two sentences in emsr2d2's post above?

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    #4

    Re: "Gave you money"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    @bebe heart: Do you know the difference between the two sentences in emsr2d2's post above?
    The first sentence is present simple and second one is past simple. Am I right?

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    #5

    Re: "Gave you money"

    Quote Originally Posted by bebe heart View Post
    If you have the time and energy I would like you to read what I am going TO send to you.

    I feel this sentence is incorrect, is it?
    No, that one is fine. (With the correction.)
    Last edited by Tarheel; 23-Feb-2016 at 23:43. Reason: Insert essential "to"

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    #6

    Re: "Gave you money"

    Both of my suggestions in post #2 could be used to refer to the future as part of a longer dialogue. I realise that might be confusing to learners!

    If you were talking about something that happened in the past (the meeting) but also something that didn't happen during that meeting (no money was handed over), you would say "What if he had given you money when you met him?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "Gave you money"

    Quote Originally Posted by bebe heart View Post
    If you have the time and energy, I would like you to read what I am going to send to you.

    I feel this sentence is incorrect, is it?(
    I think your question applied to the sentence above it. If so, your intuition is correct. Note my corrections above. The comma is optional but the to​ is not.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "Gave you money"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    @bebe heart: Do you know the difference between the two sentences in emsr2d2's post above?
    The past simple in #2 to indicates a lower possibility than the present simple in #1. He is less likely to give you money in #2 than in #1.

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    #9

    Re: "Gave you money"

    They are called the the first and second conditionals respectively.
    I am not a teacher.

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