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    Question if he provided us with any information

    What role does "if" in the sentence below? Thanks in advance.


    "If he provided us with any information, no one passed it on to me."

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    Re: if

    It's a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause.

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    Re: if

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    It's a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause.
    Namely, it isn't conditional mood?

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    Re: if

    'If' introduces a condition clause but it cannot be 'conditional mood'. Only verbs show moods, and English has no conditional mood as such. Conditionality is shown in English by such modals as could, might, should and would.
    Last edited by teechar; 20-Feb-2017 at 23:15.

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