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    About "if"

    I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: About "if"

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy1116 View Post
    I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.
    It's not possible to give a full explanation of all the uses. Why don't you post some sentences where the word has caused confusion, and we'll see if we can help?

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    Exclamation Re: About "if"

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy1116 View Post
    I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.
    I agree with esmr2d2 because 'if' has several uses. I will explain its important use.
    ‘If’ implies a condition on which something depends and is primarily used as a conjunction to introduce a clause that indicates suppositions or hypothetical conditions (often involving doubt or uncertainty); see examples below:
    § In the event that: If I were to go, I would be late.
    § Granting that: If that is true, what should we do?
    § On the condition that: She will play the piano only if she is paid.
    § Whether: Ask if he plans to come to the meeting.
    § Hypothetical condition: If I were the President, I would declare war against terrorism.

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