Thursday, 26 September 2013

Replace "If...not" with "Unless"


Rewrite the following sentences using 'unless' in place of 'If.....not'

1. If the cart is not ready, we will go on foot.
     Unless the cart is ready, we will go on foot.
2. We will miss the train if we do not start now.
     We will miss the train unless we start now.
3. If Seema does not submit the assignment today, she will loose her marks.
     Unless Seema submits the assignment today, she will loose her marks.
4. If marketing is not in the hands of farmers' organizations, they will not get a good realization of their efforts.
    Unless marketing is in the hands of farmers' organizations, they will not get a good realization of their efforts.
5. If you do not water the plants, they will not grow.
      Unless you water the plants, they will not grow.
6. If you study, you will pass.
     Unless you study, you will not pass.
7. If you work hard, you will not fail.
     Unless you work hard, you will fail.
Rewrite the following sentences using 'If.....not' in place of 'unless'

1. I will join you, unless I am working on Sunday.
     I will join you if I am not working on Sunday.
2. Rajesh normally comes on time, unless his train is late.
     Rajesh normally comes on time if his train is not late.
3. Unless we curb poverty, we will be a poor nation.
     If we do not curb poverty, we will be a poor nation.
4. Unless rural India becomes socially and economically free, there will be no true progress.
      If rural India does not become socially and economically free, there will be no true progress.
5. Unless the plants get sunlight, they will not grow.
     If the plants do not get sunlight, they will not grow.

Conditionals
  1. If it comes to sacrifice, whatever best and grand we have, it will be done for India .                      (If + present tense, future form)                                                                          The above clause indicates the condition in present and its effect in future.
  2. If I won a lottery, I would help the poor.                                                                                                  (If +past tense, past of future {would+ v1})                                                                           The above clause expresses hypothetical condition. It refers to impossible or contrasting fact.
  3. If Ramesh had participated in the competition, he would have won .                                              (If + Past Perfect, would have +v3)                                             The above clause expresses unfulfilled conditions.It is used to express regrets/excuses.

Now complete the following sentences:
  1. If the Himalayas are in jeopardy, the Sahyadri of Maharashtra ______ (protect) it.
  2. If you come to the library, we _____________(complete) the project.
  3. If Geeta _________(send) an application, she would have got the job.
  4. If my friends came late, I ____________(wait) for them.
  5. If the girls didn't tease Sarita so much , she __________(spend) more time in the office.
  6. If I got an invitation, I ___________ (go) there.
  7. If it ______(get) hot tonight, I'll switch on the fan.
Key
  1. If the Himalayas are in jeopardy, the Sahyadri of Maharashtra will protect.
  2. If you come to the library, we will complete the project.
  3. If Geeta had sent an application, she would have got the job.
  4. If my friends came late, I would wait for them.
  5. If the girls didn't tease Sarita so much , she would spend more time in the office.
  6. If I got an invitation, I would go there.
  7. If it gets hot tonight, I'll switch on the fan.

Share this

Serving as a Higher Secondary Teacher, Qualifications : M. A. English B. Ed. Experience : 22 yrs

1 Comment to "Replace "If...not" with "Unless""

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting. Share your views. Your suggestions are welcome.