For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we use the phrase in case and how it compares to if.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
Using in case & in case of:
- The sky is a little dark. I’m going to take my umbrella in case it rains.
- I think Jane will call today or tomorrow. In case she calls while I am at lunch, please tell her to hold on and then come to the café to get me.
- I put snow tires on my car, in case of bad weather.
In case and if:
- Let’s get the coffee pot set up in case Joe comes. He loves coffee.
- Let’s set up the coffee pot if Joe comes. He loves coffee.
In case of when for warnings:
- In case of fire, use the stairs. Do not use the elevator.
- This is the phone number you should call in case of an emergency.
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