Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    If..Weather..Unless..?

    Hi my teachers..........................

    What are the difrences between If..Weather..Unless..?

    With examples..........................

    Thank you................................. :wink:

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    72,643
    If

    If it rains, I'll take an umbrella.

    Whether (note spelling) = if + clear choice
    Whether it rains or not, I'll take an umbrella.

    Unless = if not

    It's raining- you'll get wet unless you take an umbrella.

  3. #3

    Re: If..Weather..Unless..?

    Thank you very much.............................

    But give another example like this....................

  4. #4
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,546

    Re: If..Weather..Unless..?

    If I ask TDOL I will get it right.
    Whether I ask TDOL or not, it will rain.
    Unless I ask TDOL I will probably get it wrong.

    :wink:

  5. #5

    Re: If..Weather..Unless..?

    Thank you very much todl&RonBee,but I have more questions: :)

    Can we use whether instead of if?

    What does it mean Whether=if+free choice?
    :wink:

  6. #6
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,546

    Re: If..Weather..Unless..?

    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Can we use whether instead of if?
    I think so, but there may be a difference in usage.

    "Tell me whether you want to go or not."
    "Tell me if you want to go or not."

    The first one might be seen as more emphatic. (Context and inflection are going to make a difference in any case.)

    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    What does it mean Whether=if+free choice?
    :wink:
    I don't know, but I do know that I don't know. :wink:

    8)

  7. #7
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    72,643
    I think it means real\genuine choice.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •