Element FORM/USE: PRESENT SIMPLE 'IF' CLAUSE + MODAL, FUTURE, POSSIBLE OUTCOME
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use 'if' + present simple to introduce a possible future condition, with modal verbs in the main clause, to talk about a possible result. ► modality
Corrected Learner Example I think that it would be very good if you start going to the gym or you start cycling. (Colombia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

I would be very glad if you come and visit us. (Albania; B1 THRESHOLD; 2007; Albanian; Pass)

If you come to Brazil you can stay at my home. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2001; Portuguese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments L1 users frequently use combinations of different tenses and forms in the if-clause and main clause, as shown in these examples. The traditional second conditional form can be seen below.

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