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Conditional I #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 25, 2006 20:41 pm   Conditional I
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "Conditionals", question 5

Will you come to dinner with us if we ......... a babysitter for you?

(a) had found
(b) will find
(c) find

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "Conditionals", answer 5

Will you come to dinner with us if we find a babysitter for you?

Correct answer: (c) find

Your answer was: incorrect
Will you come to dinner with us if we will find a babysitter for you?
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why not will find
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Find #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 25, 2006 21:00 pm   Find
 

Hi,

In this type of condtional sentence we usually use the Present after if when the future idea is in the main sentence as in:

I will help you if you help me.

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Conditional I #3 (permalink) Tue Jun 30, 2009 20:14 pm   Conditional I
 

ohh thank you Alan for the correction
Me too thought like it's in future and i should use will find
And now I got it that only present form is used and we already get the future idea from the first part of the sentence.
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Conditional I #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 04, 2009 14:18 pm   Conditional I
 

why not had found
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Conditional I #5 (permalink) Thu Nov 05, 2009 0:12 am   Conditional I
 

Wrong verb tense
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Conditional I #6 (permalink) Sun Jan 23, 2011 19:41 pm   Conditional I
 

Hi, Torsen
Thank-you for helping me to understand better the english grammer.
I chouse the answer "will find" because the question starts with " Will"
How do you write it gramaticaly this formula?
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Conditional I #7 (permalink) Sun Jan 23, 2011 23:10 pm   Conditional I
 

Will you come to dinner with us if we find a babysitter for you?

Native English speakers use present tense for future in dependent clauses, Adriana.

We will bring the books when we come.
I'll tell you before I leave tomorrow.
She will tell you if she sees you.

etc
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Conditional I #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:15 am   Conditional I
 

Hello coaches,
Please tell me give me some examples using with will, have, had I totaly confused. I got 5 out of 10 in this test. So I request you please give me some explanations
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Conditional I #9 (permalink) Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:40 am   Conditional I
 

Here is one set of examples:

Will you scratch my back if I have an itch? -- Conditional I, meaning 'probable in the future' (it might happen)
Would you scratch my back if I had an itch? -- Conditional II, meaning 'not probable in the future' (it probably won't happen)
Would you have scratched my back if I had had an itch? -- Conditional III, meaning 'past impossibility' (it didn't happen)

Here are some more realistic examples:

Will you be available if I have a question? -- Conditional I.
Would you eat a worm if you had to? -- Conditional II.
Would you have married me if I had had no hair? -- Conditional III (He has hair.)
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Conditional I #10 (permalink) Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:44 am   Conditional I
 

Hello ,
Thank you very much for giving wonderful examples Now I can understand

Will you give me a flower If you have it to decorate the God with flowers
Would you give me a flower If you had a willing to decorate the God with flowers
Would you give me a flower If you had had it
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Conditional I #11 (permalink) Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:49 am   Conditional I
 

Almost, Harila.

Will you give me a flower if you have one to decorate the God with flowers?
Would you give me a flower if you were willing to decorate the God with flowers?
Would you have given me a flower if you had had one?
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Conditional I #12 (permalink) Wed Nov 09, 2011 16:19 pm   Conditional I
 

i did not understand this part :
Will you give me a flower if you have one to decorate the God with flowers?
Would you give me a flower if you were willing to decorate the God with flowers?
Would you have given me a flower if you had had one?
it's really confusing :(
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