`If` + Future Simple
Can `if` be followed with `will`?
Yes, 'if' can be followed by 'will' in the first conditional.
The first conditional is used to talk about real possibilities in the future. It is structured as follows:
'If' + present simple + , + future simple
If you bake cookies, I will eat them.
If he makes more money, he'll (he will) take a long holiday this summer.
Note: The first conditional can be inverted without changing the meaning, i.e. I will eat some cookies, if you bake them.
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