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My beloved conditionals



Antonio Oliver
Spain

My beloved conditionals
 
Hi fellow teachers,
After so many years struggling to teach the rules of Grammar, I must now seek assistance from experts like you. Please look at this multiple choice question:
 

I have a test in the next class. Luckily, I have studied. If I ……… I ……… nervous.
a::) study - wouldn’t be
b::) am studying - haven’t felt
c::) studied - will not feel
d::) have studied - don’t get

 
 
My Answer Key says d) is correct. The other options are really bizarre, all right. But d) doesn ´t sound good to me. Perhaps if it said "Because I have studied...?
 
All help welcome! 
Many thanks

22 Nov 2017      



laminator
New Zealand

D is right. The speaker means. "In a situation like this, before a test, USUALLY. I don ´t get nervous if I have studied."

22 Nov 2017     



yanogator
United States

Yes, D is right. I might have used "When" instead of "If" to make it sound a little more natural. It would also be better to say "If I study I don ´t get nervous", I think, but the sentence is a shortening of "If I have studied for a test, I don ´t get nervous during the test".
 
Bruce 

22 Nov 2017     



Antonio Oliver
Spain

Thanks Bruce & Laminator!

22 Nov 2017