To me this is more of an occurrence of (the word) "if" in the main clause rather than using it. It's simply If anyone else decides to make a surprise appearance, we’ll be able to seat them. with I am not sure if/whether/that shoved in. I don't see that the main clause is using if with regard to the if-clause.
Hm; nice take, Tdol. I like that analogy. :up:
Re: Obtuse Conditional Query?
Thanks fivejedjon & Tdol!
I've gotten what I need to answer this student. Thanks for your insights.