Poll: If he gets home on time, we go out for dinner.

If he gets home on time, we go out for dinner.

A single action
A habitual action
Either

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  • Added: April 2004

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Comments:

alex

Depends entirely on context, though grammatically it's most likely to be habitual.

SimonTrew

Cannot be a singular action-- would be "If he gets home on time, *we'll* go out for dinner". But I would prefer it to be "*an* habitual action"!

Xenos

I'm terrible at this type, but I went with my gut and said habitual.

mike

I can use this as a single action if I'm giving a series of options:

A: Where are we eating dinner tonight?

B: Well, if it's warm and sunny we eat on the patio. If it's cold we eat inside.

To my ear it sounds like someone older is giving me instructions on what to do.

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