English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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I know it should be "will" but why???????
"The sellers in the souk were very aggressive. If you don’t have determination, your purse would be empty."
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A conditional sentence with a present tense form (don't) as the main verb cannot be combined with a subordinate clause with 'would(n't)'. I suggest that you check the rules relating to the formation of conditional sentences
at the ESL Learning Centre!