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    Immediate future by using the past tense

    "Если ты мне не поможешь, я пропал."

    Is the above sentence correct?



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    Re: Immediate future by using the past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki
    "Если ты мне не поможешь, я пропал."

    Is the above sentence correct?


    Yes, but I'd used dash:

    Если ты мне не поможешь -- я пропал!
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    Re: Immediate future by using the past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki
    "Если ты мне не поможешь, я пропал."

    Is the above sentence correct?


    Yes, but I'd used dash:

    Если ты мне не поможешь -- я пропал!

    Спасибо!

    Почему "--" используется вместо "," ?

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    Re: Immediate future by using the past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki
    Почему "--" используется вместо "," ?
    Наверное, для выделения интонации.
    Но лично я использовала бы твою пунктуацию ("Если ты мне не поможешь, я пропал").
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    It's for distinguishing the cause and the consequence.
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