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    If I didn't see you tomorrow

    "If I didn't see you tomorrow, I would kill myself."

    Is this a grammatically correct sentence?

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    Re: If I didn't see you tomorrow

    It would be far more common as "If I don't see you tomorrow, I will kill myself."
    I can't think of any context where your version is better.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Sep-2017 at 18:44. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: If I didn't see you tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Stlouis View Post
    "If I didn't see you tomorrow, I would kill myself."

    Is this a grammatically correct sentence?
    Yes, it's grammatical and possible. For example, consider this conversation between a couple who are besotted with each other:

    A: Would it be so bad if you didn't see me tomorrow? I mean, it wouldn't be the end of the world, would it?

    B: If I didn't see you tomorrow, I would kill myself.

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    Re: If I didn't see you tomorrow

    It would require some additional context to make it work, like Teechar's example. Being grammatically correct does not automatically make something a good sentence.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorl...leep_furiously

    If you really want your head to explode on the difference between grammar and meaning, try this gem:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffal...uffalo_buffalo

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