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Grammar Reference

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.