# Thread: what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

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## what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

There is a sentence like that: "if there is an emergency, ring this number"
it can change into: "in case of emergency, ring this number." ( remember starts with in case)

But why is the sentence "in case, there is an emergency, ring this number" incorrect?

could you please explain for me?

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## Re: what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

But why is the sentence "In case, there is an emergency, ring this number" incorrect?

Take out the comma after 'case' and it is quite correct:
"In case there is an emergency, ring this number."

Perhaps you are confusing this with:
He: I've got enough money on me for the movies.
She: Just in case, you'd better take this extra £10.

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## Re: what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

Originally Posted by David L.
But why is the sentence "In case, there is an emergency, ring this number" incorrect?

because this sentence is in a test for good students. When my friend did " in case, there is an emergency, ring this number", she hadn't got mark.

there is another example with in case:
I'll take this umbreller because it may rains
=> in case it rains, I'll take this umbreller.

I think, maybe I'll take this umbreller will be real , and these is an emergency can be real or not. That is just small difference I can find. However, it is not enough to explain for my question.

:D thank you very much for your explaination

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## Re: what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

No, it is not to do with whether a situation is real, imagined or conjectured.

In that sentence, the phrase is, 'in case of...', so to mark of 'in case' with a comma is incorrect - it separates the phrase into 'in case' and 'of'.

'I'll take this umbrella in case it rains.'

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## Re: what are differences between " in case" and "in case of"

Originally Posted by chibi
because this sentence is in a test for good students. When my friend did " in case, there is an emergency, ring this number", she hadn't got mark.

there is another example with in case:
I'll take this umbreller because it may rains
=> in case it rains, I'll take this umbreller.

I think, maybe I'll take this umbreller will be real , and these is an emergency can be real or not. That is just small difference I can find. However, it is not enough to explain for my question.

:D thank you very much for your explaination
Theo ư kiến của ḿnh, th́ : in case of + N/phrase hoặc in case + clause có thể giống như nguyên nhân- kết wả vậy ( v́ e rằng trời mưa nên tôi mới mang theo dù) v́ thế chúng lun đi kèm với nhau, C̣n khi in case đứng riêng , chỉ dùng khi bạn ngầm hỉu rằng nguyên nhân đă đc biết trước rồi ( như đoạn đối thoại của 2 người ấy )
H́,nghĩ sao th́ ḿnh nói thế thôi, hy vọng bạn đừng giận nếu thông tin của ḿnh ko chính xác nhé !
Last edited by thanhthanh.esl; 13-Dec-2007 at 02:19.

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