Is this sentence grammatically correct?
What if the customers will leave if we don't add new items to the store?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
No. "What if customers leave..." is what you mean, not "will leave". This is a very common mistake by non-native speakers. I hear it ALL the time, and it's wrong. "What if" puts it in the future. The use of "will" has to do with 1) intention or 2) a linear description of events or actions to come. It's not used with a hypothetical scenario. The second half needs some work too, such as "..because we haven't stocked new items/merchandise?"
- Gretchen SLv 71 month ago
No. I think you mean this: What if the customers leave because we don't add new items (to the store)? The meaning is future; "will" does not belong in that "if" clause.