We can use both when and if to talk about the future, but the meaning of each of these words is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how we use when and if to talk about the future.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:
- Tom is coming to the office this afternoon. Let me know when he gets here.
- Have a safe trip. Send me a text message when you get home.
- I’ve been looking for a new camera. When I find a good one, I’m going to buy it.
- I sent the directions to my office. If you have any problem finding it, please call me.
- I’ll check in my attic for those old photos and if I find them, I’ll let you know.
- I’ve been looking for a new camera. If I can’t find one, I’ll just bring my old camera on vacation.
- If the temperature reaches 0C, water freezes. (or) If the temperature reaches 0C, water freezes.
- When we come to the office late, the boss gets upset (or) If we come to the office late, the boss gets upset.
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