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Unit 86: CONDITIONS Look at this sentence: He’s coming to see us if he has time. QUESTION: Is he coming to see us? ANSWER: We don’t know. Perhaps he will have time or perhaps he will not have time. If he has time is an example of a REAL CONDITION (section 1 in this unit). Now look at this sentence: He would be here now if he had the time. QUESTION: Is he here now? ANSWER: No, because he doesn’t have time. If he had the time is an example of an UNREAL CONDITION (section 2 in this unit). We usually begin conditions with if. 1 Real conditions We do not know if the condition is, will be or was true. Here are some examples: If it rains tomorrow, I’ll stay in. If Maria is coming to the party, you can tell her the news. But she won’t be able to come if she’s in Winnipeg now. I’m sure she’ll come if John has remembered to tell her. If they saw each other last night, she must know about it. NOTICE:
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unit86 - Unit 86: CONDITIONS Look at this sentence: Hes...

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