so far I've learnt to use "Will" in the "First Conditional" sentences. for example we can say:

If it rains tomorrow, we'll go to the cinema.

but can I use might instead of will?

for example:

If they like the food, they might recommend it to other people.

  • Yes, the main clause of real conditionals isn't limited to 'will'. You could use 'might', but it would mean a possibility, rather than certainty (which is conveyed by 'will'). Apr 4 at 14:55
  • You might want to look up using might before asking us here.
    – Lambie
    Apr 4 at 15:08

If X can be paired with then + any modal; often the "then" is omitted/understood.

When is if required? Would (unless it means "will in the past") requires an if to either be in the same sentence or understood from context. Other modals don't have this requirement and sentences with them can exist "standalone".

We will go to the cinema - Works as an "If x then we will go to the cinema" or standalone, simply saying what will happen.

We should go to the cinema - Works as an "If x then we should go to the cinema" or standalone.

We would go the cinema - Needs an if unless it's being used as "will in the past".

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