# Thread: the waves are big

1. ## the waves are big

Can you say- " If the winds are strong, the waves will be big/large/ high/ strong" or you must use the present simple " It the winds are strong, the waves are big/large/ high/ strong".

My second question is can you say " " If the winds are strong, the waves will get or become big/large/ high/ strong" .

Thanks a lot,

Sara Irom

2. ## Re: the waves are big

Originally Posted by sara irom
Can you say- " If the winds are strong, the waves will be big/large/ high/ strong" or you must use the present simple " It the winds are strong, the waves are big/large/ high/ strong".

My second question is can you say " " If the winds are strong, the waves will get or become big/large/ high/ strong" .

Thanks a lot,

Sara Irom
" If the winds are strong, the waves will be big/large/ high/ strong" This is fine.

If the winds are strong, the waves are big/large/ high/ strong". This would only be used in, say, a text book along with similar scenarios. e.g. If the winds are light, the waves are small .

My second question is can you say " " If the winds are strong, the waves will get or become big/large/ high/ strong" This structure invites the use of a superlative - we would use bigger/larger etc.

Using will get or (will) become pushes us into using a word which descibes a change.

Hope this helps.

buggles(not a teacher)

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