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Conditionals with "Unless"

The word unless basically means the same thing as if ... not. For example, "Unless you study, you will fail" means the same thing as "If you do not study, you will fail."

Unless is often used in conditional sentences. It can be used with the first, second, or third conditional. Here are some examples.

First Conditional: "You'll be unhappy unless you break up with her" = "You'll be unhappy if you do not break up with her."

Second Conditional: "I wouldn't ask her out unless you told me it was OK" = "I wouldn't ask her out if you told me it was not OK."

Third Conditional: "They wouldn't have come over unless we'd invited them" = "They wouldn't have come over if we had not invited them."

Conditionals with "Unless" Grammar Quiz

  1. Elephants attack people unless they are protecting their young.

  2. Unless you're going to be running a lot of programs simultaneously, an expensive computer necessary.

  3. Unless you to stop to eat, can we keep driving?

  4. Unless those crickets don't stop chirping, I'm crazy.

  5. I would have raised my hand, if I the answer.

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Conditionals with "Unless" Lessons:

No Worries

Alienation

Walking Out of Movies

When Pigs Fly - Conditionals with Unless

Hugging

Bored Out of One's Mind

The Bermuda Triangle

Long Shot

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Cici Yong

Canada

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unless I am poorKiss

04:04 AM Oct 18 2012 |

bakachan

bakachan

Yemen

I wouldn’t bother her unless she comes to see me..


06:48 PM Oct 17 2012 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

Unless you train your body, you’ll be weak.


You would be dead unless you ran fastly.


Unless I had wasted my time, I would have a good mark in Maths.

Is that correct?

06:43 AM Oct 04 2012 |

street killer

Morocco

Don’t come unless I telephone.

01:21 AM Sep 13 2012 |

Heer Qureshi

Pakistan

Lion had eaten me unless a brave person went on forest.

06:05 PM Aug 03 2012 |

Heer Qureshi

Pakistan

Unless I’ll go to Dubai I will come in your city.

06:03 PM Aug 03 2012 |

beautywong

beautywong

China

She won’t accept your conditions unless you give her more discount.

07:06 AM Aug 03 2012 |

mitnal

mitnal

Mexico

unless I know you, I think that you are a little girl a2020


10:54 PM Jul 30 2012 |

maralaygen

maralaygen

Kazakhstan

i wouldnt join this site unless my friend said to me ?

06:04 PM Jun 19 2012 |

a,m

Saudi Arabia

I will be lazy unless I energize my body

09:08 AM Jun 19 2012 |