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HyunWook Park
How can I use 'in case' in a sentence? I will give you my phone number in case you get lost. This sentence is correct, isn't it? I think I know how to use 'in case' in a sentence. However, I think it can be used not only that way but more ways. Can you guys explain how to use 'in case' properly? Thanks a lot for your help in advance Hyuwnook
Jun 29, 2015 5:49 PM
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You are using it correctly: "in case" basically means "if" and is used for situations and feelings. Other examples: "Break glass an pull alarm in case of fire" "Stand in a doorway in case of an earthquake" (To a houseguest) "Here's the security code to the front door in case you come home when I'm not here" "You can take the dog for a walk in case you feel like some fresh air" "I wrote down my address, in case you forget"
June 29, 2015
If you want to express a precautionary step then you could use 'in case'.
June 29, 2015
I will bring my book just in case I have to wait for you .
June 29, 2015
I will take my jacket in case if it rains
June 29, 2015
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