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    Thumbs up Conditional Question

    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

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    Re: Conditional Question

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

    cheers
    Udara
    Hi

    The first sentence is correct - If Clause type I
    As for the second sentence, I would say :

    If she didn`t come, would you be annoyed? or even better :
    Would you be annoyed if she didn`t come?

    Regards

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    Re: Conditional Question

    I would say: "Would you be annoyed if she weren't to come?".

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    Re: Conditional Question

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

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    Udara
    Both sentences will be correct if you say like this:
    1. Will you be annoyed if she doesn't come?
    2. Would you be annoyed if she didn't come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Strunk Jr View Post
    I would say: "Would you be annoyed if she weren't to come?".
    Hi William

    If I change the sentence the way you did, doesn`t its meaning change, as well?
    I mean, does it have the same meaning as the original sentence?

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    Re: Conditional Question

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

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    Udara
    Both are correct. English doesn't simply have three frozen sets of conditional sentences. Using 'would' here is simply a more polite, a more deferential type question.


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    Hi riverkid,

    Great many thank for your explanation, it gives me a lot of food for thought. But then again, I wonder why they consider the other sentence to be wrong.

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    Re: Conditional Question

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

    cheers
    Udara
    Thanks for letting me know. It has been corrected.


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    Re: Conditional Question

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Hi riverkid,

    Great many thank for your explanation, it gives me a lot of food for thought. But then again, I wonder why they consider the other sentence to be wrong.

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    Udara
    There's a simple answer for that, Udara. Teachers aren't infallible. They too make misteaks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    -If she doesn't come, will you be annoyed?
    -If she doesn't come, would you be annoyed?

    According to ESL Quezes' answers it the latter which is correct. But my questin is, is the first sentence wrong? Could anyone be of help?

    cheers
    Udara
    Your first answer is good. But a true possible thing (If she comes, will you be annoyed)
    We understand it is possible for her to come.
    A second option is : Would you be annoyed, if she didn't come?
    Hypothetical Conditional using a Present Conditional Mode. A hypothetical mode is unsure we are only supposing that ...

    Lower you might see a quote saying ... if she weren't to come.
    To me this is wrong because the verb to be can't be used in situations like thses with other regular or irregular verbs.

    So , use the auxiliary didn't in this case.

    Hope this helps you!

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