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Hi,

Are all of these possible?

"If that will be the case, I will have to take special measures."

"If that would be the case, I would leave him." - This one sounds wrong to my ear, but I do hear people use it.

"If that was/were the case, I would have to do something about it."

Thank you.

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With just a few exceptions, 'will' and 'would' never occur in an if-clause in English. Your sentence is not an exception.

Ann225"If that was/were the case, I would have to do something about it."

Yes. 'was' is less formal than 'were'. For this reason, some English teachers insist that you use 'were' instead of 'was' in if-clauses, especially on exams.

CJ

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