If or unless grammar exercise

July 9, 2014pdf

Unless means ‘if not’. These words are often confused. Complete the following sentences using if or unless.

1. …………………. you eat too much, you will fall ill.

a) If

b) Unless

c) Either could be used here

2. …………………. he doesn’t mend his ways, he will lose his job.

a) If

b) Unless

c) Either could be used here

3. ……………………… you don’t stop smoking, you will fall seriously ill.

a) If

b) Unless

4. I wouldn’t have won ……………….. he hadn’t helped me.

a) if

b) unless

5. ………………… he mends his ways, he will land in serious trouble.

a) If

b) Unless

6. I will take the job ………………… the pay is too low.

a) if

b) unless

7. I will be back tomorrow ………………… there is a train strike.

a) unless

b) if

8. I will quit my job ……………….. they don’t offer me a raise.

a) if

b) unless

9. I will be surprised …………………. she doesn’t recognize me.

a) if

b) unless

10. You will look prettier ……………….. you don’t wear so much make-up.

a) if

b) unless

Answers

1. If you eat too much, you will fall ill.

2. If he doesn’t mend his ways, he will lose his job.

3. If you don’t stop smoking, you will fall seriously ill.

4. I wouldn’t have won if he hadn’t helped me.

5. Unless he mends his ways, he will land in serious trouble.

6. I will take the job unless the pay is too low.

7. I will be back tomorrow unless there is a train strike.

8. I will quit my job if they don’t offer me a raise.

9. I will be surprised if she doesn’t recognize me.

10. You will look prettier if you don’t wear so much make-up.

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