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Hypothetical sentences: tenses
Sequence of Tenses :
1) If + present simple -> future simple
Example: If you make a presentation, you will have a good mark.
2) If + past simple -> conditional simple (would + infinitive)
Example: If you told me, I would help.
3) If + past perfect -> past conditional
Example: If she had learnt her lessons, she wouldn't have failed her exam.
MODAL EQUIVALENTS: can, may and must
* Can -> to be able to
Example: If I succeed in my exam, I will be able to go abroad.
* May -> to be allowed to
Example: If you work hard, you will be allowed to go to the party.
* Must -> to have to
Example: If you get married to this girl, you will have to be tolerant.
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