"if" - "will" clause

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Hi,

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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Hello,

 

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
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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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