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    in case that

    Hello,

    1. I take an umbrella in case that it rains.

    2. I take an umbrella in the case that it rains.

    3. I can give you some money in case you would like to get something for yourself.

    4. I can book a place at the hotel in case you will stay with us. (If you are willing to stay)

    I have been confused about 'in case'. Can we add 'that' after 'in case'? I have read that we can not use 'will and would' in the meaning of fortune, but can we use 'would like or will '' with a polite meaning or willingness?

    Thanks.

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    Re: in case that

    You can't put "that" after "in case" – it just doesn't work, therefore sentences 1-2 are wrong.
    You can put "would like" but not "will" after "in case"; to express the future, we use the present. So the sentences rewritten would be:
    "I take an umbrella in case it rains."
    "I can book a place at the hotel in case you stay/want to stay with us."

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    Re: in case that

    (There is [ahem] a case where the string of words 'in the case that' is possible. But it uses 'case' in a different sense. It doesn't mean 'lest' [archaic way of saying 'in case']. For example 'In the case that I have been discussing it is possible to use "in the case that"'. But this is not really relevant; stick with the advice given by Calls.)

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