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    Default as long as/so long as/provided (that)/providing (that)

    All above expressions mean 'if' or 'on condition that'
    Ex:You can use my car as long as/so long as you drive carefully
    She'll pass the exam provided (that)/providing(that) she studies hard.
    *Unless = 'except if'
    Ex: We'll be late unless we hurry = We'll be late if we don't hurry.
    When you are talking about the future, do not use will after unless/as long as/ provided/ providing. Use a present tense: I'll see you tomorrow unless I have to work late.
    I extract it from 'English grammar in use-2nd edition' of Raymond Murphy because I find it helpful in writting, we can replace 'if' with some other words.

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    Default Re: as long as/so long as/provided (that)/providing (that)

    Yes.

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