Quick Answer: Where Do We Use If?

What type of a word is if?

In written and spoken English, the word “if” serves a double purpose.

It can either be used as a conjunction or as a noun.

This word is most commonly used as a conjunction because it can connect two clauses to form a single sentence by presenting the conditional clause..

Can a question start with if?

I always choose whether for formal writing. [EDIT:] Tim has a good point. The direct answer to your question, then, is: Yes, it is correct to use “if” in this way. … points out, neither of your sentences is a question: both are declarative statements that take no question mark.

Can sentence start with if?

Answer and Explanation: The word ‘if’ can be used to begin a sentence.

Where do we use if in a sentence?

These sentences are used to talk about an unlikely condition and its probable result. Here the tense in the if clause is the simple past and the tense in the main clause is the present conditional (would + get). If you asked him, he would help you. If you studied hard you would pass your exam.

How do we use if?

“If you don’t drink enough water, you get thirsty.” To put this together, you use the present simple tense to describe both the condition and the fact, with the word “if” at the start. You can also use “if” in between the two statements: “Water turns into ice if you freeze it.”

What verb to use with if?

Typically, an unreal conditional sentence begins with an if clause containing the past tense or past perfect tense of a verb followed by a conditional clause containing a modal verb such as “would.” Consider the following sentences: If I had told you the answer, I would have been cheating.