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TOEFL Structure Part 7: Factual Conditionals-Probable Results for the Future


Problem 7 Factual Conditionals-Probable Results for the Future
Remember that willand a verb word expresses the opinion that the results are absolutely certain. In order of more to less probable, use the following modals: will, can, may.

If
S
V (present)

,
S
Will can may
Verb word

If
we
find
Her address
,
we
will
write
her
Or
S
will can may
Verb word

If
S
V (present)

we
will
write
her
if
we
find
Her address

Avoid using the present tense verb instead of a modal and a verb word in the clause of result.

INCORRECT : If you put too much water in rice when you cook it, it got sticky
CORRECT : If you put too much water in rice when you cook it, it will get sticky.
Or
CORRECT : It will get sticky if you put too much water in rice when you cook it.

INCORRECT : If they have a good sale, I would have stopped by on my way home.
CORRECT : If they have a good sale, I will stop by on my way home.
Or
CORRECT : I will stop by on my way home if they have a good sale.

INCORRECT : We will wait if you wanted to go.
CORRECT : We will wait if you want to go.
Or
CORRECT : If you want to go, we will wait.

Exercises
Part A: Choose the correct answer.

If services are increased, taxes ____________
(A) will probably go up
(B) probably go up
(C) probably up
(D) going up probably

Part B: Choose the incorrect word or phrase and correct it.

If you don't register before the last day of regular registration, you paying a late fee.
(A) (B) (C) (D)

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