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    if clause

    Are all these sentences correct and is there a difference in their meanings:

    1-If you want, I'll go there.
    2-If you want it, I'll go there.
    3-if you want that, I'll go there.



    Here, 'it' and 'that' are supposed to refer to 'my going there' and since this idea is expressed later that those two words, I think sentences 2 & 3 are clumsy. But I am not sure that they are wrong. I know that 'I'll go there if you want it.' and 'I'll go there if you want that.' are better, but are 2&3 incorrect?

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    Re: if clause

    2 doesn't work for me. 3 might work in the context of a conversation:
    "It won't won't be the same without you, Navi; I really want to see you there."
    "Well, if you want that, I'll go."
    It's not exactly referring to the act of travelling, but is it close enough?

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    Re: if clause

    Thanks a lot TDOL,

    Yes that works. Here 'that' refers back to something that has already been mentioned so it doesn't mean the same as 1 (if I have understood this correctly.
    The way I see it, 3 and 1 do not mean the same thing.

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