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    #1

    condition

    While searching for the grammar facts about the conjunction 'unless', I found the sentence presented as an example in an
    edu-site.
    ex. They would have shot her unless she had given them the money.
    I very much doubt about the grammaticality of this sentence.
    In addition, some native English teachers pointed out that this sentence is unnatural which I also think it to be.
    What do you think about it?

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    Re: condition

    I find it unnatural too.

    They would have shot her if she hadn't given them the money.
    They will shoot her unless she gives them the money.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: condition

    Thank you for the answer.
    It is quite embarrassing for the learners like me to find that even edu-site could sometimes make a mistake.

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