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    "If" in place of "in case"

    "I am so scared in case I fall off my chair."

    I heard the sentence in a song and I heard that we can replace "if" with "in case".

    Do you agree with this or is there a nuance between them? Thank you so muchas usual.

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    Re: "If" in place of "in case"

    'If' is not possible in that sentence - unless you regularly fall off your chair and that activity scares you every time it happens.

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    Re: "If" in place of "in case"

    Thank you and then "in case" is possible in the sentence and there is a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much.

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    Re: "If" in place of "in case"

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Thank you and then "in case" is possible in the sentence and there is a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much.
    'In case' is very unlikely with 'scared'. Those who have a fear of falling off chairs might say, "I am scared that I'll fall off my chair".
    Last edited by 5jj; 26-Nov-2012 at 16:36.

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