Modals & the first conditional

We can follow the same pattern in other conditional structures to communicate the certainty of the effect in the main clause (first conditional).

 

The first conditional type ‘If’ section of clause ‘Effect’ section showing…
… certain effect …highly probable effect …a possible effect
Example: If the government introduces higher taxes, …many businesses will move their companies overseas. …many businesses will probably move their companies overseas. …many businesses may move their companies overseas.
Grammar:   Will + base verb Will probably /will most likely + base verb Might / could / may + base verb

 

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