Conditional with as long as

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Conditional with as long as

Post by adelliaal » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:48 am

1. Can someone tell me what tense to use after "as long as" in the example below?

If I decided to stay, I would be likely to eat more as long as my wife approves/approved.

If + past + past + ?

2. Can we use "can" in an if conditional? What is wrong with the sentence below?

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Re: Conditional with as long as

Post by Alan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:25 am

1. approved
2. Yes, fine.