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    question regarding subjunctive

    hi
    i'm a little confused with the use of subjunctive

    for example:
    if you chose to give up, i would be very disappointed.

    in this sentence, my understanding is that since "giving up" is not likely, thus "chose" is used instead of "choose", is that correct?

    and how is the above sentence different from "if you choose to give up, i will be very disappointed"?

    one last question, if i use "chose", then "would" must follow; if i use "choose", then i must use "will", is that correct?

    thank you very much

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    Re: question regarding subjunctive

    in this sentence, my understanding is that since "giving up" is not likely, thus "chose" is used instead of "choose", is that correct?
    Yes, it is

    and how is the above sentence different from "if you choose to give up, i will be very disappointed"?
    Here, you think there is a good or reasonable chance that I will give up.

    one last question, if i use "chose", then "would" must follow; if i use "choose", then i must use "will", is that correct?
    Yes


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    Re: question regarding subjunctive

    thank you very much!!

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