Provided That vs. On Condition That

Provided that can be used as a conjunction. It is used to introduce a condition. It means something will happen only if another thing also happens.

  • You can borrow my car, provided that you drive it carefully.
  • You can watch TV provided that you finish your homework first.
  • I will go provided that she invites me.
  • I will take you there, provided that you pay me.
  • You may go out provided that you are back by ten o’clock.

In clauses introduced by provided that, we use a present tense to refer to the future.

  • I will accept the job provided that they offer me a good salary. (NOT I will accept the job provided that they will offer me a good salary.)

Usually, the same idea can be expressed using if or on condition that.

  • You can watch TV on condition that you finish your homework first.
  • If you finish your homework first, you can watch TV.
  • If she invites me I will go.
  • If you pay me, I will take you there. OR I will take you there on condition that you pay me.
  • If they offer me a good salary, I will accept the job.

 

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