The will files.

If you are a famous footballer, my brother Tim will know.

  • "Will" in that sentence is future reference

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  • "Will" in that sentence is present reference

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  • Could be either

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If you are a famous footballer, my brother Tim will know.

Do you think that "will" is referring to the future or to the present there?
 

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It depends a bit, IMO. The knowledge is present, but getting the knowledge could be present or future, depending on circumstances. ;-)
 
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tdol said:
It depends a bit, IMO. The knowledge is present, but getting the knowledge could be present or future, depending on circumstances. ;-)

Do you think the modal verb can express two things at the same time?
 
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