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    Arrow " If I would" in the future?

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, is it possible to use " If I would" in the future? I have an example for you to correct, if it is wrong: "I have to proceed with this project, out of readiness to have a good topic for the master's degree, if I would pass the current exams."

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    Re: " If I would" in the future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, is it possible to use " If I would" in the future? I have an example for you to correct, if it is wrong: "I have to proceed with this project, out of readiness to have a good topic for the master's degree, if I would pass the current exams."

    HI, Look at this extract from the reference of this site:

    1) Will Will

    If + Will, + Will

    When trying to convince someone that you will do something in return for their doing something.
    EG: If you'll walk the dog, I'll do the dinner.

    2) Would Would

    Would + If + Would




    To be very polite, especially in writing:
    EG: I would be very grateful if you would be so kind as to send me the forms as soon as possible.

    So, this use is considered rather exceptional and as a general rule: do not use would or will with if (if I will/would). I usually teach this to children (beginners), as it avoids confusion.

    if I passed/should pass the current exams

    I am sorry, but I do not understand the rest of the sentence. CAn you rephrase?


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    Re: " If I would" in the future?

    if I would pass the current exams."

    This is a very old-fashioned, and even archaic use of 'would', as in something Shakespearean, like:
    "If thou wouldst woo fair maid, hi thee hither.."

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    Re: " If I would" in the future?

    For Hedita, Thanks a lot for your concern. This example refers to a conversation between a college student and his professor, in which the former says that he has insistency to continue some investigatory project, such an insistency comes from the desire of student to be ready when he registers for having a prospected master's degree by working on this project in the hope that it could be useful for.

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