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This topic is tied to the below grammar expression in the grammar library.
もしも~なら
1. If A..
明日 もしも    あった なら  カフェ      つもりだ   
If I have time tomorrow, I intend to study at the cafe.
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isn't the もし/もしも in this pattern optional? もし just emphasizes the grammar point of なら
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10 years ago
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Agreed, rewrote them as optional.
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10 years ago
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This form can also use もしも~ても/~でも I think. The problem is that this might be circular reasoning as you already have a point for ても/~でも, which is really close.
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10 years ago
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Yea - since ても・でも include 'even', I think they would be least confusing if they remain on their own page.
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10 years ago
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Can somebody help me pls?
hasもしも  the same meaning as もし? or different use?
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3 years ago
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I've seen some places say they are the same, while others say that もしも is a bit stronger than もし.
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3 years ago
Level: 181, : 2

i dont get the difference between this and https://www.renshuu.org/gramma...(もし~たなら)

on this page the upvoted example uses past tense verb even though its not indicated in the construction description, whereas on the page i linked it says to use past tense verb (there are other construction differences too). can someone explain?

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1 month ago
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もし~たなら is usually used to describe hypotheticals/counterfactuals (what we would call second and third conditionals in English). For example:

もしっていたなら = If I had known...

もしをしゃべれたなら = If I could speak Japanese...

もしだったなら = If you were in danger...


もしも is used to strengthen もし and can be used regardless of the tense. For example:

もしもがないなら = If you don't have any plans...

もしもにおがあったなら = If I had had enough money...

もしもなら = If possible...


At least, that is the distinction made by Sou Matome.

I agree the example sentences here aren't exactly representative of that.

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1 month ago
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I think it's more of an issue that this page and that one don't have enough examples - I'll get some more added soon.

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1 month ago
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