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    if or unless

    This website's Language Quizzes. If or Unless:

    9. ______ she pays up, we're going to be in real trouble. I chose unless, but that isn't the correct answer.


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    I would have chosen 'unless' too. She may owe some money to a loan shark, for instance.
    I suppose you can take another point of view and imagine the family won't have a buck left for living if she pays up.

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    I go with FRC. Need further teacher's assistance. :D

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    Re: if or unless

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    This website's Language Quizzes. If or Unless:

    9. ______ she pays up, we're going to be in real trouble. I chose unless, but that isn't the correct answer.
    Grammatically, it can be either. Logically, "unless" seems more likely.


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    Re: if or unless

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    This website's Language Quizzes. If or Unless:

    9. ______ she pays up, we're going to be in real trouble. I chose unless, but that isn't the correct answer.
    Grammatically, it can be either. Logically, "unless" seems more likely.
    Thanks a lot, Mike. :)

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    Re: if or unless

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    This website's Language Quizzes. If or Unless:

    9. ______ she pays up, we're going to be in real trouble. I chose unless, but that isn't the correct answer.
    Ooops- mistakes happen. ;-( Thanks- It's been changed


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    Re: if or unless

    Many thanks to tdol and Mike.

    BMO

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    Re: if or unless

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Many thanks to tdol and Mike.

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    Particularly to TDOL.

    You're welcome. :wink:

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