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What tense should I use following "if"? For examples,
a) We will visit New York if our parents "approve".
b) We will visit New York if our parents "approved".
a) We will take the van if the others "decide" to come with us.
b) We will take the van if the others "decided" to come with us.
Sentense a) uses present tense while sentense b) uses past tense.
Both are events happening in the future but I am not sure if the verb after "if" should be present tense or past tense.
Could someone tell me the correct answers and explain why.
Thanks in advance !
Last edited by Harry Smith; 05-Feb-2009 at 21:35.
That helps to clarify my confusion. Thanks again !