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Should at the beginning of a sentence?

Should at the beginning of a sentence?

We can use “should” at the beginning of a sentence when the action in the If-clause is unlikely to happen. Should his flight get cancelled, your father will send you a message. Should it rain, there will be no picnic today.

What is the difference between should and if?

“If” is used when the 2nd part of the sentence is contingent on the first. “Should” means “in the event that”.

What kind of word is should?

modal auxiliary verb

How do you use unless and if in a sentence?

“You can’t go on vacation unless you save some money.” “If you don’t save some money, you can’t go on vacation.” “You will feel cold if you don’t wear a coat.” “You will feel cold unless you wear a coat.”

Can a sentence start with unless?

The word “unless” can serve as a connector, as in Model Sentence 1, or it can come at the beginning, as in Model Sentence 2. “Unless” must go directly with the condition. If the condition and “unless” are separated, it sounds quite strange.

What is difference between Unless and if?

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”.

Where is unless used?

We use the conjunction unless to mean ‘except if’. The clause which follows unless is a subordinate clause (sc): it needs a main clause (mc) to make a complete sentence. When unless comes before the main clause, we use a comma: Unless [SC]it rains, [MC]we’ll go for a picnic by the river tomorrow.

How do you use unless examples?

Use unless with present tenses when talking about the future.

  1. Present. You will damage your health unless you stop smoking. = you will damage your health if you do not stop smoking.
  2. Past. Unless she was working late, she would be here.
  3. Past Perfect. I wouldn’t have taken Paul unless his car hadn’t broken down.

How do you use the word unless in a sentence?

  1. [S] [T] Don’t move unless I tell you. (
  2. [S] [T] He never speaks unless spoken to. (
  3. [S] [T] You’ll never know unless you try. (
  4. [S] [T] He did not speak unless spoken to. (
  5. [S] [T] I won’t go, unless the rain stops. (
  6. [S] [T] Tom never speaks unless spoken to. (
  7. [S] [T] Don’t speak unless you’re spoken to. (

What kind of word is unless?