if *ed (.|,) Add more salt if needed.

if *ed (.|,) Add more salt if needed.

C1 grammar point
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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)

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

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