Tell me please which one it is correct to use in the following context: if it is not or if it would be not?

Wouldn't it be better just go home? If it wouldn't/if it is not, then what else could we do?

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Neither of your suggestions are the most natural choice (and your first sentence is missing a "to").

  • Wouldn't it be better to just go home? (or "... just to go home?")
  • If not, then what else could we do?

Of your two suggestions, "If it wouldn't ..." is the only viable option. The present tense in "if it is not" clashes with the subjunctive in "wouldn't it."

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