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    If it rained I won't go out tonight

    Could you tell me understand which one of the following sentence is correct?

    A: If it rained tonight, I won't go.
    B: If it is raining tonight, I won't go.


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    Re: If it rained I won't go out tonight

    B is correct. A is not.
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    Re: If it rained I won't go out tonight

    I am rather confused about the tense usage here. To me, both A and B seems hypothetical.
    If an event presumably happens from speaker's perspective, Does not that make it hypothetical. If it does make it hypothetical, then why don't we use 'past tense of the verb'?

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    Re: If it rained I won't go out tonight

    At a push, you could say "If it rained tonight, I wouldn't go".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If it rained I won't go out tonight

    What if I say," If it was raining tonight, I won't come."

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    Re: If it rained I won't go out tonight

    No. You can't mix the conditional "If" with the future in the second half.

    If it rains/If it is raining tonight, I won't come.
    If it rained/If it were raining, I wouldn't come.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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