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If it’s not raining outside, I’ll go to the park.

If it’s not raining outside, then I will go to the park.

If I could speak English, I would go to London.

If could speak English, then I would go to London.

What’s the difference in meaning between those independent clauses? Is “then” unnecessary to use, or does it convey a different meaning here?

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    There is no difference in meaning. If the 'if' clause was quite a long one, adding then might help to make the meaning clearer; otherwise it isn't really necessary. May 22, 2021 at 15:36
  • Does this answer your question? Conditional clause (then). As pointed out there, The use of "then" is optional, and it does not affect the syntax of the sentence. Nor does it affect the meaning, as @KateBunting says here. May 22, 2021 at 16:57

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