if not (ELLIPTED)

Point 59 in CLAUSES is defined:

‘If not’ as a conditional clause to offer an alternative to refer to a previous direct or indirect ‘yes-no’ question where the answer might be ‘no’.

*I don’t believe there must be a reference to a previous question for this grammar to show B1 complexity.

A search in iWeb for:

if not * * *

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6 IF NOT , THEN YOU 2110
7 IF NOT , YOU MAY 1923
8 IF NOT THOUSANDS , OF 1841
9 IF NOT , YOU WILL 1787
10 IF NOT , IT ‘S 1491
11 IF NOT ALL ) OF 1389

12 IF NOT , YOU SHOULD 1254

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A2 vocabulary:

could, fact, if, least, make sure, might, most, should, so


For example:

Adornment must be solidif not, it will get broken in the middle of the party and destroy the happy mood.

PELIC STUDENT: Chinese, Female, Level 3, Writing.