Definition: 'If'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: if

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Conjunction
  • A conjunction joins words or, more frequently, phrases and clauses
Usage Notes:
  • IF ONLY is used to express regret, exactly like I WISH
  • Used in Conditionals
  • We use AS IF rather than LIKE before a verb.
  • You can say IF I,SHE,HE,IT + WAS or IF I,HE,SHE,IT +WERE
  • We don't use WHETHER instead of IF in Conditional sentences very much

Related Glossary Definitions:

Artificial Language;  Dangling Modifiers;  Postmodifier;  Premodifiers;  Quantifiers

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