"if" - "will" clause



I have writtent the following sentence:

"John has not yet decided if he will pay a visit to the UK"


I understand the the grammar in this sentence is correct. What I would like to understand is why the no will after if rule does not apply to this sentence.

If the rule was applied, the sentence would read:

"John has not yet decided if he pays a visit to the UK"


Thank you in advance.

asked Jan 20 '13 at 11:44 Sharon New member

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One follow up question.

Let's say today is Monday. Our colleagues need to send us a report on Friday.


Is it correct to ask them:


Please let us know if you will not be able to send the report on Friday.


I want an answer only if there is a problem with the report...


Thanks, Greg

link comment answered Dec 02 '13 at 10:35 Grzegorz Mikulski New member

can we simply say if the condition consists of two parts or more we can use will after if?

link comment answered Jan 22 '15 at 01:33 yusef ghatavi New member

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