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Which of the following is correct?

  1. Put these sunglasses on – then it would look more realistic.
  2. Put these sunglasses on – then it will look more realistic.
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    The first wrongly pairs irrealis 'would' with an instruction; 'If you put these sunglasses on it would look more realistic' shows the normal conditional structure. Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 12:10
  • thank you for the explanation. so you can't use would after instruction . can you please elaborate it.
    – Geethanjali Kotaru
    Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 12:34
  • @Edwin: You can indeed use would after instructions, if they're phrased as suggestions: You might want to put these sunglasses on – then it would look more realistic. Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 12:39
  • @ Peter Shor thank you for rephrasing .can you replace the phrase without "might" using would
    – Geethanjali Kotaru
    Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 12:43
  • @Peter The first wrongly pairs irrealis 'would' with an instruction in the usual imperative. Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 16:58

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