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    #1

    If not, not

    If the weather is fine, we'll go. If _________, __________.
    A. not; not B. not; no

    The answer is A, which puzzles me.

    Is it natural from a native's point of view? What will you say as a form of omission?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: If not, not

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    If the weather is fine, we'll go. If _________, __________.
    A. not; not B. not; no

    The answer is A, which puzzles me.

    Is it natural from a native's point of view? What will you say as a form of omission?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    It's OK informally, it's better than B anyway.

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    Re: If not, not

    Those are poor choices as far as I'm concerned as we would say "If not, we won't". However, of the two, A would be my choice, standing for "If not, we will not ​go."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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