View Poll Results: ____ you stop drinking so much, you'll get ill.

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    91 16.28%
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Thread: If\Unless

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    Default If\Unless

    Why?

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    unless = if you don't

    :)

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    Did you vote for 'until'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Did you vote for 'until'?
    No. It wasn't you then?

    (I don't think until makes any sense there.)

    :wink:

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    I plead innocent, but the numbers don't add up. One of us is guilty. At least neither of us intendded to do it. I'm the worse typist, so the finger of guilt and shame points my way. ;-(

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    I'll agree with that.

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    I just voted for "unless".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I just voted for "unless".
    Thanks, Mike.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I just voted for "unless".
    You're an angel.

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    Default Re: If\Unless

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Why?
    Unless you stop drinking, you'll get sick. (OK)

    If you stop drinking, you'll get sick. (OK)

    Pre-AA member: I afraid to stop drinking cold turkey. I'll be so sick.
    AA member: It's true. If you stop drinking, you'll get sick.

    If not you stop drinking, you'll get sick. (Not OK. Spoken by post-AA member who's fallen off the wagon)

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