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    Is it conditional clause?

    "A team of epidemiologists at the University of Pittsburgh, for example, wondered if woman could avoid the increase in weight and cholesterol levels often associated with menopause."

    1) Is the clause that starts with 'if' a dependent clause?

    2) If woman could avoid the increase in weight and cholesterol levels, I can not realize what would happen?

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    If woman could avoid the increase in weight and cholesterol levels, weight and cholesterol levels are associated with menopause. Is it right?

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    Re: Is it conditional clause?

    I would not consider that a conditional. In that use "if" means "whether".

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    Re: Is it conditional clause?

    And women/a woman would work better.

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    Re: Is it conditional clause?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nazmul Hassan View Post
    ... wondered if woman could avoid the increase in weight and cholesterol levels often associated with menopause.
    May I take it to mean '... wondered whether a woman could avoid the increase in weight and cholesterol levels that was often associated with menopause'?

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 11-Mar-2015 at 14:28.

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    #5

    Re: Is it conditional clause?

    Matthew, "that were" would be better. There are two things.

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    Re: Is it conditional clause?

    It was 'that were' before I edited it. I replaced 'were' with 'was' afterward because 'the increase' was not plural.
    Was I wrong? Not a teacher.

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