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Is this sentence correct?
If you will drive too fast, the police will catch you.
can we use will right after If??as far as I know,we use the present tense right after the conditional If..How can this be possible?
I'll give you some information from a book called Practical English Usage- Second Edition (Michael Swan). On page 247 it says :
Stressed will can also be used after if when it expresses the idea of insistence.I hope it will be a great help to you.
If you will get drunk every night, it's not surprising you feel ill.
(=If you insist on getting drunk....)
I can't really tell the difference between "insist" and "persist", so I might not be the one you should ask.But it(Practical English Usage) says, "insist on...," as I've shown above. Please wait for other native speakers to resopond to your question.
Ah, I've found another one...on page 249 it says :
We use if...will when we are talking about later results rather than conditions. Compare :
I'll give you ￡100 if you stop smoking.(Stopping smoking is a condition of getting money - it must happen first.)
I'll give you ￡100 if it'll help you to go on holiday.(This help is a result - it follows the gift of money.)
It's a little difficult for me to understand, but it's the very point that Banderas has made earlier.