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    conditional

    Hi
    I want to know the difference between using modals and would in conditions
    the rule of it ... is it the same I mean when I say :
    if I won the lottery I would buy a car
    If he became rich he could marry her
    can I know what's the difference ?
    Thanks for your help teatcher

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    Re: conditionnal

    I would buy a car - this is my intention. I will do it, if I win.
    I could buy a car - this is a possibility. It's something that becomes possible if I win.

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    Re: conditionnal

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I would buy a car - this is my intention. I will do it, if I win.
    I could buy a car - this is a possibility. It's something that becomes possible if I win.

    thanks Mr "Tiger" (just kidding) !

    In this way I can apply the same rule when it comes to grammar? is it right? and re thanks again

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