Your answer is OK, but it is reversed from the instruction. How about Because it wasn't raining, we didn't use our umbrellas.Originally Posted by hela
Your use of the conjunction "but" is correct.Instruction: I wanted to go on competing. The doctor advised me not to because I looked very tired. (correct ? Other possibility?)
Answer: I wanted to go on competing, but the doctor told me … (I had better not because I looked very tired.)
I don't like them at all. I would rather you didn't go with them.Instruction: ???
Answer: I don’t like them at all so I … (would rather you did not go with them.)
Again it is OK, but it is reversed. You could also say: Because I did not stay with my previous employer, I did not get the promotion, and now I am....Instruction: I did not stay with my previous job; therefore I did not win a promotion and now I am in this unfortunate position. (correct ?
Answer: Had I ... (stayed with my previous job, I would have won promotion and I wouldn’t be in this unfortunate position now.)
"If" has a number of meanings and uses. Because the other words have to do with conditions, I'll limit my "if" remarks to conditional uses.2) Would you please help me understand:
a) the difference between “if, in case, unless and lest”
"If" is used to introduce a condition, that, once met, will trigger a result.
If A, then B.
"In case" or "Just in case" is very similar. If what is proposed by "in case" occurs, then something else will happen or should happen. In case A happens, then B.
"Unless" can be seen as the opposite of the other two. It means " except on the condition that". The result will happen in all other circumstances than this one.
Unless A, then B.
"Lest" is a bit strange. It is more like "if" than "unless" because it makes a positive proposal even though it means a negative result. It means "for fear that" and it takes a subjunctive in the result clause.
John skipped the party, lest he see Mary.
[quote]b) mixed conditionals, i.e., sentences that combine type 1, 2 and 3 conditional clauses.
3) Where can I find exercises on the above subjects?[/unquote]
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