• When sensitive people fall in love, they become totally mad.


  • If sensitive people fall in love, they become totally mad.

I think both are correct but mean different things.

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    Yes, they mean differnt things. What do you think they mean? – James K Mar 21 at 17:25
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    They might mean different things - when implies something that definitely did / will happen, whereas if might simply imply a possibility (that may never actually materialise). But often that distinction doesn't apply, so they're interchangeable. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Mar 21 at 17:35
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica if your response were posted as an answer instead of a comment, I would have voted for it. Is there some reason you never seem to post your answers as actual answers? – Foogod Mar 23 at 22:05
  • @Foogod: Is there some reason you think it's more important that I should post an "Answer" than that the OP here should respond to James's question? Bear in mind the OP has already said he thinks the two texts mean different things, so I'm not clear exactly what's being asked here. And since that request for clarification still hasn't been addressed, I see no reason to keep the question open. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Mar 24 at 15:39
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