Student or Learner
What are the differences between 'providing that' ，'provided that', 'supposing that' and 'given that'?
Are the following sentences correct?
Provided/Providing it was fine we would have a pleasant holiday.
Supposing/Supposed your father saw you now, what would you say？
Suppose/Supposing/Supposed he can't come, who will do the work?
Sentence 2: supposing or suppose, and I think 'suppose' is the best sounding to my ears (supposed doesn't work)
Sentence 3: supposing or suppose (supposed doesn't work for the meaning "suppose that/supposing that")
"provided/providing that" and "supposing/suppose" are hypothetical. "Given that" references an already established fact, and it more or less means 'since' or 'because':
"Given that there's no more work to do, we can leave early today." It's the same as "since there's no more work..." and "because there's no more work..."
(not a teacher, just a language lover)
Last edited by FreeToyInside; 28-Jul-2013 at 09:13.