He will get better If he get enough rest. vs He will get better If he gets enough rest.

Gunday

Senior Member
Korean
1. He will get better If he get enough rest.

2. He will get better If he gets enough rest.

What's the difference between the two above?
Just an old expression vs a new one?
Is the second one is more certain than the first one?

What's your opinion?
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Yes, we wouldn't use the subjunctive in the if - clause.

    If we aren't certain whether he'll get better, we can use "He may get better..."

    If
    he gets enough rest... This does show uncertainty.

    If he should manage to get enough rest (which seems unlikely) he may get better.
     

    Gunday

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Yes, we wouldn't use the subjunctive in the if - clause.

    If we aren't certain whether he'll get better, we can use "He may get better..."

    If
    he gets enough rest... This does show uncertainty.

    If he should manage to get enough rest (which seems unlikely) he may get better.
    Thank you so much for your kindness~!^^
     
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