If i win the lottery, I will buy a car.
If I won the lottery, I would buy a car…
Does the first sentence suggest that you have hope of winning the lottery?
Does the second sentence imply that you think you have no or little chance of winning the lottery?
Kohyoongliat, please note that there are four conditional sentences called Type Zero, Type One, Type Two and Type Three as exemplified and explained below:
- If you heat the ice, it melts. (Type-0) - Natural (Certain)
- If you eat well, you will grow healthy. (Type-I) - REAL (Probable)
- If you ate well, you would grow healthy. (Type-2) - UNREAL (Hypothetical)
- If you had eaten well, you would have grown healthy. (Type-3) - UNREALIZED (Unfulfilled)
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