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    unless vs. if not

    Can we rewrite :

    If I have enough money, I will buy the car.

    into

    Unless I have enough money, I won't buy the car?

    Does it make sense, since I think they mean almost the same thing? or NOT?
    Thanks.

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    Re: unless vs. if not

    Quote Originally Posted by martinusadjie View Post
    Can we rewrite :

    If I have enough money, I will buy the car.

    into

    Unless I have enough money, I won't buy the car?

    Does it make sense, since I think they mean almost the same thing? or NOT?
    Thanks.
    You could change it to: "I won't buy the car unless I have enough money", no comma.

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