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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