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if/when We're translating a script from Russian and we have a question: "Why are you interested in me IF/WHEN I'm so not interested in you?" Which one is correct? Thank you!
Aug 15, 2018 11:08 AM
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Both, I suppose. But “when” sounds better in my opinion.
August 15, 2018
In this context, 'when' is used as a conjunctionand means the same as 'if'. They can be used interchangeably. a — used to say what happens, is true, or can be done in a particular situation When you have no family, you are really on your own. We take the bus to school when it rains. A contestant is disqualified when she disobeys the rules. When and if he comes, you can ask him. = If and when he comes, you can ask him. b — used to ask why or how something is done in the situation that exists Why buy a newspaper when you can read the news online for free? How can he buy the house when he has no money? [=he has no money, so how can he buy the house?]
August 15, 2018
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