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1ST conditional

Unread postby gt37 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:45 am

Hi there! I am teaching a class using a business text. Under the grammar reference for the 1st condtional it says:

if+present simple,will+infinitive(without 'to').

Basically I understand it except the last part "infinitive(without 'to')". For example, is "If I change my job, I'll move to New York" wrong?

If anyone can explain this to me it would be very helpful.

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Re: 1ST conditional

Unread postby abedri » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:20 pm

[b]hi , i think you know the type well, but there are many names;
sometimes it is named ( base) sometimes it is called ( present )
sometimes you see ( infinitive without to ), all the same in diffderent
names. bye
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Re: 1ST conditional

Unread postby ICAL_Pete » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:17 pm

gt37 wrote:Hi there! I am teaching a class using a business text. Under the grammar reference for the 1st condtional it says: if+present simple,will+infinitive(without 'to'). Basically I understand it except the last part "infinitive(without 'to')". For example, is "If I change my job, I'll move to New York" wrong? If anyone can explain this to me it would be very helpful. gt37


Careful not to confuse the to which is used to build the infinitive form of a verb (to go; to eat; to play) with the preposition to .
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