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    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

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    Re: the waves are big

    Quote Originally Posted by sara irom View Post
    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)
    Last edited by buggles; 28-Dec-2008 at 17:04. Reason: f for t

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