UNLESS/AS LONG AS/PROVIDED (THAT)
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:
IF 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 )