Leaving out “if” in informal conditional situations

Leaving out if in informal conversational style

 

This is especially used when the speaker is making conditions or threatening someone.

 

 

  • – You want to buy an alcoholic drink, you show me your ID like everyone else (= If you want to drink alcohol, you show me your ID like everyone else)

  • – Your boss wants the best suite, tell him to send us a deposit. (= If you boss wants the best suite, tell him to send us a deposit)

  • – You want a discount on the car, you pay in cash up front. (= If you want a discount on the car, you pay in cash up front.)

    – She returns the money, I won’t call the police. (= If you return the money, I won’t call the police)

     

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