If so (ellipted)

Point 43 in the category of CLAUSES/conditional is defined as:

ELLIPTED ‘IF SO’, CONFIRMING

to refer a previous direct or indirect ‘yes-no’ question where the answer might be ‘yes’.

 


For example:

But then I began to wonder whether a game or an app can really change attitudes and behaviors, and if so, can I measure that change?

 


A search in iWeb for:

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