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    Conditional Clause

    I seem not to be clear the use of 1st conditiona and the 2nd that we cannot use future form, include be going to, in "If-clause" in 1st condition but why can we use the form of "was going to" in "If-clause" in 2nd condition?
    Please explain me more clearly about this.


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    Re: Conditional Clause

    Quote Originally Posted by bopheakdeychan View Post
    I seem not to be clear the use of 1st conditiona and the 2nd that we cannot use future form, include be going to, in "If-clause" in 1st condition but why can we use the form of "was going to" in "If-clause" in 2nd condition?
    Please explain me more clearly about this.
    No, it's the other way round. You can use "be going to" with the first conditional but not with the 2nd.

    If I have the time I'll / I'm going to make a cake.
    If I had the time I'd make a cake.
    If I had the time I was going to make a cake.

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