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    Default A sentence with "unless"

    Please, tell me if the following sentence is ok:

    I usually donīt eat meat, unless I donīt have any other choice.

    I know unless makes the clause negative so it is actually a double negative... but when I replace unless with except if, it doesnīt seem to make sense if it is unless I have any other choice.


    Or shouldnīt we use unless in a sentence like this at all and rather replace it with some other expresion?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: A sentence with "unless"

    It's fine.

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    Default Re: A sentence with "unless"

    Both "... unless I don't have any other choice" and "... unless I have no other choice" are fine.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: A sentence with "unless"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Both "... unless I don't have any other choice" and "... unless I have no other choice" are fine.
    and do they have the same meaning? That the speaker eats meat only when he/she doesnīt have anything else to eat?

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    Default Re: A sentence with "unless"

    Yes
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