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How do you use unless in a sentence?
Unless [SC]it rains, [MC]we’ll go for a picnic by the river tomorrow. (We’ll go for a picnic by the river tomorrow if it doesn’t rain.) When the main clause comes first, we don’t need a comma: [MC]They won’t come unless [SC]you invite them.
When should we use unless?
Unless means if not. We use it in conditional sentences instead of if not. Unless can be used with present, past and past perfect tenses. Use unless with present tenses when talking about the future.
How do you use unless?
Using if and unless
- If you do not finish the job in time, you will be sacked.
- Unless you finish the job in time, you will be sacked.
- You must not violate the rules.
- If you violate the rules, you will be in trouble.
- Unless you violate the rules, you will not be in trouble.
- He will have to work hard.
How replace if with unless?
Often when we are talking about present situations, we use unless instead of if…not. Unless means except if or simply it means if…not. Both of these examples have the same meaning and refer to the present time. “You can’t go on vacation unless you save some money.”
What is difference between if and unless?
As you probably already know, “if” is conditional. It is used to describe a possible situation, and what would happen under the conditions of that situation. “Unless” is also conditional, but it is effectively “if” with an extra exclusion or negative qualifier added. Unless basically means “except if” or “if… not”.
Can a sentence start with unless?
Expert Answers Starting a sentence with “unless” is much the same as starting a sentence with “because.” Although our 4th grade teachers told us NEVER TO DO IT (because in 4th grade it often resulted in a fragment) we can write a complete sentence starting with “unless” or “because.”
Is unless If correct?
2 Answers. Unless is a kind of negative of if—think of it as very much like “if . . . not.” Adding if to it is thus redundant, confusingly so—it makes it seem as if the main clause is being limited by two conditions, not one.
Is unless and if the same?
How do I get rid of unless?
Thursday, 26 September 2013
- Put Unless in place of ‘if ‘.
- Remove ‘do not , does not, not’ .
- Add s/es to the verb if you remove “does not” .
- Write remaining sentence.
- Using ‘unless’ in place of ‘If’ (in case ‘not’ is missing ) means you have to make other part negative if is Affirmative and vice versa .
What is meaning of until and unless?
The words unless and until are often used together but their meanings are different, and often confused. Unless refers to a condition not being met while until refers to a time threshold not being crossed.
What is the difference between if and unless?
Is not unless correct?
“Not unless” is a little more situational. You would probably only use it if asked a yes/no question, to which the answer is “no” with an exception. For example, “are you going tomorrow?” “Not unless there’s food.” In this case, the person is saying he will only go if there is food.