[Grammar] About "if"

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sandy1116

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I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.
 

emsr2d2

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I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.

It's not possible to give a full explanation of all the uses. Why don't you post some sentences where the word has caused confusion, and we'll see if we can help? :)
 

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I want to ask about usage of "IF". Because it seems many usages, I'm always confused. Thanks a lot.

I agree with esmr2d2 because 'if' has several uses. I will explain its important use.
‘If’ implies a condition on which something depends and is primarily used as a conjunction to introduce a clause that indicates suppositions or hypothetical conditions (often involving doubt or uncertainty); see examples below:
§ In the event that: If I were to go, I would be late.
§ Granting that: If that is true, what should we do?
§ On the condition that: She will play the piano only if she is paid.
§ Whether: Ask if he plans to come to the meeting.
§ Hypothetical condition: If I were the President, I would declare war against terrorism.
 
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