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Thread: Usage of 'if'


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    Usage of 'if'

    Hi,

    I am asking the usage of 'if'. Can I use 'then' after 'if'? e.g.

    If I have money, then I will buy a house.

    From this sentence, can I use 'if.....then.....'


    Thanks
    Benson

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    Re: Usage of 'if'

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonfungenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I am asking about the usage of 'if'. Can I use 'then' after 'if'? e.g.

    If I have money, then I will buy a house.

    From this sentence, can I use 'if.....then.....'


    Thanks
    Benson
    Welcome!

    Using "then" in that sentence serves no useful purpose, and the sentence sounds odd with "then".

    Just say...
    If I have money I will buy a house.
    When I have money I will buy a house.

    You can use a comma after "money", but some people will omit the comma in short sentences like those.

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