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When to use
and when to use
is often used incorrectly instead of the word
. Use the guidelines here to help you decide which word to use in your sentence.
when you want to describe alternatives. Here is an example:
He could not decide whether he wanted to stay at home or go out.
when you want to introduce a condition. Here is an example:
You will hurt yourself if you jump off that high wall.
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