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ndexter

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Please check my writing:

I like to play bridge. I can play poker but I don't play it often. Even if I do(?) play it once in a while, then I will (would?) go back to bridge.

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There is no need to use do here.
Even if I play it once in a while, (then) I will go back to bridge.
Even if I played it once in a while, (then) I would go back to bridge.

I believe you can use these two version.
The then is an option.
However, I cannot really tell you which one you should use...
I guess sentence 1 is more suitable, because you have already played poker.

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Please check my writing:

I like to play bridge. I can play poker but I don't play it often. Even if I do(?) play it once in a while, [STRIKE]then [/STRIKE]I will (would?) go back to bridge.

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"Even if I did play poker once in a while, I would [still/always/eventually] go back to bridge."
 

ndexter

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"Even if I did play poker once in a while, I would [still/always/eventually] go back to bridge."

How about this?

I like to play bridge. I can play poker but I don't play it often. Even if play it once in a while, I go back to bridge.

Am I wrong?
Thank you.
 
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