Unless and If

If and unless are conjunctions. Unless means if not.

Study the examples given below.

  • If you do not pay the fee, you will not be allowed to write the exam.

The same idea can be expressed using unless.

  • Unless you pay the fee, you will not be allowed to write the exam.
  • If she does not arrive soon, we will have to go without her.
  • Unless she arrives soon, we will have to go without her.
  • If you do not work hard, you will not pass the exam.
  • Unless you work hard, you will not pass the exam.
  • If you do not take the tablets, you will not get better.
  • Unless you take the tablets, you will not get better.

Exercise

Rewrite the following sentences using unless.

1. If we do not get the money before Friday, we will be in trouble.

2. If you do not give me the key, I will kill you.

3. If you do not submit the original documents, your application will be rejected.

4. I will take this job if the pay is not too low.

5. If they do not help us, we will not be able to finish this.

6. If you do not eat good food, you will not be healthy.

Answers

1. Unless we get the money before Friday, we will be in trouble.

2. Unless you give me the key, I will kill you.

3. Unless you submit the original documents, your application will be rejected.

4. I will take this job unless the pay is too low.

5. Unless they help us, we will not be able to finish this.

6. Unless you eat good food, you will not be healthy.

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