2011년 7월 28일 목요일

Dic: if (admitting a fact less important than the main clause)

6. CONJ | You use if to introduce a subordinate clause in which you admit a fact which you regard as less important than the statement in the main clause.

  • If there was any disappointment it was probably temporary.
.... Cobuild

6. used to admit that something is possible, but to say that it is not very important.
  • If she has any weakness, it is her Italian.
  • So what if he was late. Who cares?

.... OALD
CF:
  • ­If some want to buy expensive cars while others want to buy expensive houses, we assume that they know what is best for them and ...

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