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    usage of if and incase

    Hi,I'd like to know the usage of if and in case and how different they are.Rgds,Nandar

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    Re: usage of if and incase

    Quote Originally Posted by nandar View Post
    Hi,I'd like to know the usage of if and in case and how different they are.Rgds,Nandar
    Welcome, nandar! First of all write some sentences with them and we'll try to help you.
    If you have Michael Swan's "Practical Englisgh Usage" just open on page245 and read. Then you can write your sentences.

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    Re: usage of if and incase

    ok, now i'll write some example sentence that i confuse.

    1. You'd better take a sweater in case it's cold when you get there.

    2. You'd better take a sweater if it's cold when you get there.

    Pls explain me asap.

    Thanks in advance.
    Nandar

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    Re: usage of if and incase

    Quote Originally Posted by nandar View Post
    ok, now i'll write some example sentence that i confuse.

    1. You'd better take a sweater in case it's cold when you get there.

    2. You'd better take a sweater if it's cold when you get there.

    Pls explain me asap.

    Thanks in advance.

    Nandar
    In case is used to talk about precautions. We do things in order to be ready for possible future situations.

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    Re: usage of if and incase

    Thanks for explanation.


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    Re: usage of if and incase

    Other examples:

    I'll buy a new car in case I need to travel. "I'll buy it because I might need to travel. Buying a new car happens b4 the need to travel".

    I'll buy a new car if I need to travel. "I won't buy it unless I need to travel. The need to travel happens first, then comes buying the new car".

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    Re: usage of if and incase

    Quote Originally Posted by nandar View Post
    Thanks for explanation.
    you are welcome!

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