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    Smile without as a conditional

    In the sentence below, is "without" serving the same function that "If" usually does?

    Life wouldn't be the same without good friends.


    I was thinking it could be rewritten as


    Life wouldn't be the same if we didn't have good friends.


    So can we consider "without" as a conditional form?

    Thanks!

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    Re: without as a conditional

    In this case, why not? But where's the condition in the following sentence?

    He is a knight without a sword.

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