Unless/provided/as long as


I have realized that the above mentioned expressions represent some difficulties to the learner and I therefore would like to try to explain

them a little bit. In the two windows you see further down (or here AS LONG AS) I give you the explanation of how to use unless and how to use provided/as long as.

You can do the  followowing exercise while you are listening to the audio that gives you the answers.


Click here and you can do a multiple choice excercise which you can correct online.http://www.langedi49.ch/UNLESSPROVIDED.htm

Don’t go to Usbekistan unless you really feel like. MEANING :Only go to Usbekistan if you feel like EXECPT IF YOU FEEL LIKE.
( es sei denn )  (a meno che)
I don’t mind your cats provided (that) you take care of  them. MEANING:
or on condition that
(a patto che/se) (vorausgesetzt, dass/wenn)Or: I don’t mind your cats as long as  you take care of them.               
(fintanto che) (solange als )

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