Adverb Clause of Condition

Adverb Clause of Condition is introduced by the following conjunctions if, whether, unless etc…

If I like it, I shall buy it.

In this sentence, the Adverb-Clause ‘If I like it’ puts a condition for my buying it. Such an Adverb-Clause is called An Adverb-Clause of Condition.


If it rains, we shall stay at home.

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.

• You must go whether you hear from him or not.

Whether he gives you what you like, you should speak the truth.

Unless you work hard you will fail in this exam.

• You may forgive your friend on condition that he should not repeat this mistake.

In few sentences, the conjunctions in the Adverb-Clauses of Condition may be omitted.


Had I not seen this with my own eyes, I would not have believed this.

This sentence does not have the conjunction such as ‘if’ or ‘whether’ or ‘unless’.


Had I the wings of the bird, I would fly away.

• He would be happier, were his friend an honest man.

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