conditionals: If you (will) attend..., I will (would)

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conditionals: If you (will) attend..., I will (would)

Post by ansonman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:44 pm

I have made up the sentences below.

(1a) If you attend my birthday party next week, I will be happy.
(1b) If you attend my birthday party next week, I would be happy.
(1c) If you will attend my birthday party next week, I will be happy.
(1d) If you will attend my birthday party next week, I would be happy.

My NON-native English speaking friends think (1a) sounds natural. In (1b), they think the main clause "I would be happy" is a polite way to describe how happy you will be about their attending your birthday party. They think (1c) and (1d) are wrong, but I have seen sentences somewhere that use the future tense in the "if" clause.

Do you think all my sentences are grammatically okay? Thank you very much for your time and help.

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Re: conditionals: If you (will) attend..., I will (would)

Post by Alan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:01 am

Only 1a.

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