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  1. #1
    thienly.esl is offline Newbie
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    Question my trouble

    Hi!
    Can any one tell me if "will" could be used in the if clause???
    please help me! !

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    Re: my trouble

    If you would be so kind as to post a few sentences where you think 'will' may or may not be correct, (then) it would be helpful.
    If you will persist in making all that noise, (then) I will have no alternative but to ...
    Last edited by David L.; 22-Mar-2008 at 13:30.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: my trouble

    In addition to DavidL's example, where it is used to show that someone's behaviour is obstinate, persistent, etc, it can be used when negotiating with someone:
    If you will stay late tonight, I will do it tomorrow.
    (It balances and makes both sides equal)

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