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Use COULD for possibilities in the future

I am confused is there any difference between the following sentences?

  • If it rains on the date of the wedding, we could have the ceremony inside the church instead of in the park.
  • If it rains on the date of the wedding, we would have the ceremony inside the church instead of in the park.
  • If it rains on the date of the wedding, we will have the ceremony inside the church instead of in the park.

Use WOULD to talk about unreal or unlikely situations. Does the 'would' in the second sentence indicate this meaning?

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If it rains on the date of the wedding, we will have the ceremony inside the church instead of in the park.

This structure is the correct one. Type 1 conditional refers to a possible condition and its probable result. These sentences are based on facts, and they are used to make statements about the real world, and about particular situations.

In type 1 conditional sentences, the tense in the 'if' clause is the simple present, and the tense in the main clause is the simple future.

Also, in type 1 conditional sentences we can use modal verbs in the main clause instead of the future tense. In this sentence to give the meaning of possibility it's better to use might instead of could.

If it rains on the date of the wedding, we might have the ceremony inside the church instead of in the park.

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