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    On condition that

    Dear teachers, Could you please say whether these sentences sound natural or not.

    On condition that you had come to class on time, I would have allowed you to go inside.
    I would have watched this movie with you, as long as you had watched it with me.

    Can I use phrase such as "On condition that", "providing that" etc. with unreal conditions?

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    Re: On condition that

    Quote Originally Posted by Little man View Post
    Dear teachers, could you please say ​tell me whether these sentences sound natural or not?

    On condition that you had come to class on time, I would have allowed you to go inside. You need "If" not "On condition that".
    I would have watched this movie with you, as long as you had watched it with me. ​This just doesn't make sense at all.

    Can I use phrase such as "On condition that", "providing that" etc. with unreal conditions? I can't think of a way, no.

    Best regards.
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