if *ed (.,) Add more salt if needed.
It is not so clear on the English grammar profile, why they say “if + ed endings”. Their examples include words that get tagged as past participles and adjectives, yet to help maintain focus, this entry does look at just the word ending “ed”. What we found here is that the best examples lead back to cooking! “Add more salt if needed.”
The three most common elliptic sentence endings are also more common in the first clause:
1 IF NEEDED , Quite a big leap from what text inspector defaults this as. Notice that “if needed is twice more common at the end of a sentence then in the middle of a sentence followed by a comma.
if A2 needed A1 – this should be C1 according to EGP. (Frequency in iWeb = 20575)
2 IF DESIRED , if A2 desired C1 – this is already C1 through vocabulary alone. It is also much more likey at the end of sentences. (11370)
3 IF REQUIRED , if A2 required B1 – (8443)
4 IF APPROVED , if A2 approved B1 This is the main one of these most common ones that is different in that it appears at the start of sentences. (6938)
The rest with commas: 5 IF SELECTED , (3083) 6 IF CONVICTED , (2982) 7 IF PASSED , (2801) 8 IF INTERESTED , (2572) 9 IF ELECTED , (2516) 10 IF ENABLED , (2461) 11 IF ACCEPTED , (2002) 12 IF REQUESTED , (1969) 13 IF CHECKED , (1541) 14 IF CONFIRMED , (1400) 15 IF ASKED , (1378) 16 IF USED , (1359) 17 IF SPECIFIED , (1251)
End position:
1 
IF NEEDED . 
52553


2 
IF DESIRED . 
22530


3 
IF REQUIRED . 
17910


4 
IF REQUESTED . 
2475


5 
IF INTERESTED . 
2177


6 
IF CONVICTED . 
1726


7 
IF ASKED . 
1218


8 
IF ELECTED . 
1094


9 
IF PREFERRED . 
1084


Text inspector defaults all "if"s at A2 requiring the user to choose which meaning. if A2 selected B1 if A2 convicted C2 if A2 passed A2 if A2 interested A2 if A2 elected B2 if A2 enabled B2 if A2 accepted B1 if A2 requested B1 if A2 checked A2 if A2 confirmed B1 if A2 asked A1 if A2 used A1 if A2 specified B2 if A2 implemented B2 if A2 untreated if A2 omitted C1 if A2 needed A1 if A2 desired C1 if A2 required B1 if A2 requested B1 if A2 interested A2 if A2 convicted C2 if A2 asked A1 if A2 elected B2 if A2 preferred A2
Leave a Reply