Conjunctions: unless, as long as and provided/providing

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Conjunctions: unless, as long as and provided/providing

Post by Kangas on Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 am

English/Inglês
Conjunctions: unless, as long as and provided/providing

Explanation/Explicação
In March we are talking about Grammar. This week we continue talking about Conjunctions in English.


  • We use unless to say talk about an action that is conditioned by another.
    Example: You can’t drive unless you have a drivers license.

  • We also use unless for warnings.
    Example: You won’t pass the exam unless you work much harder.

  • It is often possible to use if not instead of unless.
    Example: Charles won’t pass the exam if he doesn’t work hard enough.

  • We use as long as or so long as  or provided or providing with the meaning of if or in condition of.
    Examples: You can borrow my dictionary as long as /so long as you don’t damage it.
    Driving a car is convenient provided / providing that you have somewhere to park.

  • Note that when you use unless, as long as and provided/providing you shall not use the future to talk about the future, you must use the present.
    Examples: They will be late unless they hurry.
    Providing he studies hard, she will pass the exam.


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