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    #1

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    Dear teachers,
    ______________he gets an operation, the boy may lose his eharing froever.

    Can I fill in the blanks with the word 'If' ?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: if

    If you put 'if' it would mean that the boy would lose his hearing as a result of the operation, I doubt that that is what is intended: I would suggest something else, what do you think?


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    Re: if

    Not a teacher,
    I guess this sentence means:
    Unless he gets an operation, the boy may lose his hearing forever.

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    Re: if

    I don't know. Is it possible if it is a warning?
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you put 'if' it would mean that the boy would lose his hearing as a result of the operation, I doubt that that is what is intended: I would suggest something else, what do you think?

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    #5

    Re: if

    I would suggest 'unless' as inorderto has said in his post.


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    Re: if

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would suggest 'unless' as inorderto has said in his post.
    Hi bhaisahab, it is just for fun: why do you assume that I am male? LOL

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    #7

    Re: if

    Sorry: I should not have assumed, I should have written 'his or her'.


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    Re: if

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Sorry: I should not have assumed, I should have written 'his or her'.

    No, I didn't mean that, as I said it was just for fun. I just wondered that if from my Username my gender was predictable. LOL
    But your assumption is true, anyway.
    Thanks for your supports and replies.

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