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    provide +someone+ verb

    Hi,

    The composition on underlined part seems me strange. Does it make sense? What does it mean?

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    Re: provide +someone+ verb

    A moderator might ask you to provide the source of the sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: provide +someone+ verb

    Hello, Sepmre.

    It's a conjunction.
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=providing&ls=a

    It's either "providing" or "provided".

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    Re: provide +someone+ verb

    I would be more likely to use "provided" and it would benefit from a comma before that clause. You can replace it with "if."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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