`If` + Future Simple


Can `if` be followed with `will`?

asked Jan 18 '11 at 10:27 Julia New member

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You can use it in the following case:

I don't know (what?) if I will be back home by 11 o'clock. 

But it is prohibited to use `will` after `if` in a conditional or in the following case:
He will come to the station (when?) when the train comes.

link answered Jan 18 '11 at 11:07 Eric Contributor

The prohibited use example does not include the word 'if' -- is that a mistake? The example given is correct. You can correctly include 'if' to add a degree of possibility. He will come to the station when the train comes. He will come to the station, if the train comes . ( Though the subject is a bit strange.) KimberlyJan 18 '11 at 11:19

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If i success from University, My parent will be happy for me .

link comment answered Feb 07 '12 at 10:22 aunghtunlin New member

If my country become democracy's country, all of people living in my country will go back their native place because they nover forget althought they have to migrate from another country.

link comment answered Feb 07 '12 at 10:26 aunghtunlin New member

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