If Ann won't be here vs If Ann doesn't come


Russian - Russia
What's correct?

1) If Ann won't be here, we'd better cancel the meeting.
2) If Ann doesn't come, we'd better cancel the meeting.

Or something else?
  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    1) implies that someone thinks that Ann won't be present at the meeting, so they had better cancel it now (before it is due to start).
    2) implies that this person thinks they should wait to see if Ann comes to the meeting, and cancel it if she doesn't come.
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