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RE:confusion about sentances

Hai my dear expert,


if it rains i won't go to shool ------>



when it rains i shouldn't go to school-------->


when it rains i dont go to school------->


All gives same meaning or not?
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

Hai my dear expert,


if it rains i won't go to shool ------>



when it rains i shouldn't go to school-------->


when it rains i dont go to school------->


All gives same meaning or not?
No, the tenses are different. It's true that they all express the same proposition, "IF rain, THEN no school" or "Rain implies no school". But different tenses and especially different modal verbs give different meanings.
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

can i use should with if clause .if yes can u give some examples to me .it will help alot
 

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can i use should with if clause .if yes can u give some examples to me .it will help alot
Please capitalise the first word in a sentence, and 'I'. There is no space before a period; there is a space after a period. "a lot" is two words.
Also, I don't answer to 'u'.
If you try to ask the question in proper English, I'll answer it.
 

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Can I use should with if clause. If yes can you give some examples to me. It will help a lot.

Please pay attention to correct capitalisation and punctuation.
"If it should rain, I won't go to school."
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

if it rains i won't go to school.
when it rains i shouldn't go to school
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when it rains i don't go to school
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Please remember to begin a sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop (period). Always use a capital letter for the pronoun I.
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

Please pay attention to correct capitalisation and punctuation.
"If it should rain, I won't go to school."
Oh, we crossed. I guess there's no point waiting for his reply. I think he wants "should" in the second clause.

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"If it rains, I shouldn't go to school." That's grammatical, but do you know what it means?
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

"When rain comes.I surely(100%) don't go to school."

Is It right?
 
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Sorry,next time I never done this mistake again.
 

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Re: confusion about sentances

"When rain comes.I surely(100%) don't go to school."

Is It right?
That means "When it rains, I don't go to school". You can make this stronger by adding "never, certainly, surely" as appropriate, but it still means the same thing.
"Shouldn't" has a different meaning. It can mean various things depending on the context - "It's advisable that I don't go; It's better if I don't go; I'm not supposed to go..."
 
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