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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    It would be great if you...

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?
    "It would be great if you give me a book"

    Hi everyone, I have been taught that in a sentence like this we should use past tenses because it's a conditional sentence and it uses the word 'would'.
    But I have seen people use this kind of sentence with present tenses like mentioned in the above.
    So I want to know if there is any situation where I can use 'would' in 'if clauses' and present tense as its outcome.Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: It would be great if you...

    I think it would be OK in casual speech and informal language, but I definitely wouldn't use it in formal contexts. You will hear all sorts of conditionals in speech- not just the mixed ones you will find in grammars, but mixed-up ones.

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