Unit 18: Different ways of saying 'if'
How to say 'if' without using 'if'
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- 1 Go beyond intermediate with our new video course
- 2 Reported speech in 90 seconds!
- 3 If or whether?
- 4 5 ways to use 'would'
- 5 Let and allow
- 6 Passive voice
- 7 Unless
- 8 Mixed conditionals
- 9 The zero article - in 90 seconds
- 10 The indefinite article - in 90 seconds
- 11 The. That's right - the! Learn all about it in 90 seconds
- 12 The continuous passive
- 13 Future perfect
- 14 Need + verb-ing
- 15 Have something done
- 16 Wish
- 17 Word stress
- 18 Different ways of saying 'if'
- 19 Passive reporting structures
- 20 The subjunctive
- 21 When and if
- 22 Inversion
- 23 Phrasal verbs
- 24 The future
- 25 Modals in the past
- 26 Narrative tenses
- 27 Phrasal verb myths
- 28 Conditionals review
- 29 Used to - review
- 30 Linking words of contrast
Ways of saying 'if'
As long as = Only if
- As long as we go somewhere hot.
Suppose + question clause = How about if ...
Note: Use this when making a suggestion.
- Suppose we go to America, will that be hot enough?
Unless = If ... not
- Unless I get the time off work, I won't be able to go.
Providing/provided = If
Note: Provided is more formal than providing but has the same meaning.
- Providing I get the time off work, I'll go.
On the condition that = If
Note: this is very formal and mostly used in writing.
- On the condition that you pay me extra, I'll work over the holiday.