Angelina
If + will ?
Hi everyone. Need some help. I came across the sentence written on Instagram: "Even if the weather will be beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others". Is it OK to use the construction "Even if" with "will"proceeding? Or is it correct from the point of English grammar?
Apr 24, 2020 4:40 PM
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No, it isn't OK. It should be "Even if the weather is beautiful this weekend...."
April 24, 2020
It is correct, but could be simplified using the present tense:

"Even if the weather is beautiful...
April 24, 2020
"even if it SHOULD turn out nice this weekend---do or don't do X"
"even if -
It = the weather, that the set phrase"turns out nice" is referring to -
Should = does 'turn out nice" = become good sunny nice warm enjoyable etc
THEN X.

"Even if the weather SHOULD turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

Same sentence = the same meaning without using the word weather. The set phrase turns out nice implies the weather.
"Even if it SHOULD turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

The Instagram user was confusing two or more similar constructions.

It is best to use the simpler "even if the weather is beautiful --- "
But be aware of this and other constructions if you come them it or hear them spoken.

Other words to use before or after "if it" are:

"Even if it were to turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it does turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it may turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it happens to turn out nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it may be nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it SHOULD BE nice and beautiful this weekend and you're tempted to leave your house, remember to be responsible for your health and that of others".

"Even if it happens to be nice and beautiful ".














April 24, 2020
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Angelina
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