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    if/to

    Is there subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2"?
    1. It's ok if you eat junk food sometimes.
    2. It's ok to eat junk food sometimes.

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    Re: if/to

    Not really, in my opinion.

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    Re: if/to

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Is there subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2"?
    1. It's ok if you eat junk food sometimes.
    2. It's ok to eat junk food sometimes.
    They mean the same if you're using 1. to mean 2.
    If you're using 1. as a conditional where "It" refers to something outside the sentence, they don't mean the same.

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