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    #1

    you can get/have

    Which are correct:

    1) If you go into the jungle, you can get wild animals attacking you.
    2) If you go into the jungle, you can have wild animals attacking you there.

    3) If you go into the jungle, you can get wild animals attack you there.
    4) If you go into the jungle, you can have wild animals attack you there.

    5) If you go into the jungle, you can get wild animals that attack you there.
    6) If you go into the jungle, you can have wild animals that attack you there.

    I think '3' is incorrect. I would say 'may', 'could' or 'might' would work better than 'can' in any of them, but I don't think 'can' is incorrect here.

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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: you can get/have

    If you go into the jungle, you can get attacked by wild animals.
    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: you can get/have

    "Can" isn't a great choice. It makes it sound as if it's an opportunity you might actually seek out!

    I would use curiousmarcus' construction but with "could" or "might".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jun-2016 at 13:30. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #4

    Re: you can get/have

    I would say the following if the OP's construction was used.
    'If you go into the jungle, you could meet wild animals that might attack you.'
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: you can get/have

    If you go into the jungle, you risk getting attacked by wild animals.
    I am not a teacher.

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