If with will


Can I use will after If ?

e.g.: Can one be a fireman if one will not work in the evening ?

Thank you very much in advance

asked Apr 24 '13 at 16:54 José Antonio Ariño New member

2 answers


It's awkward. Better to phrase it like so:


"Can one be a fireman if one is unable to work in the evening?"

link comment answered Apr 25 '13 at 10:04 Kimberly Expert

Kimberly's answer is correct, but slightly changes the meaning of the sentence.  There is a difference between ability and willingness.  A person might be able to work at night, but not willing


Can one be a fireman if one is unwilling to work in the evening?

link comment answered Apr 29 '13 at 11:58 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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