I’m often asked when to use this or that when referring to objects. It’s really simple – use ‘this’ when talking about something that’s very close to you, and use ‘that’ when something is further away. „This or that? Demonstratives“ weiterlesen
If and when
The expression ‘not if, but when’ is a helpful way to remember the main difference between if and when in the context of talking about the future. This phrase is used to express that something – either positive or negative – will definitely happen in the future. This something, the when, is more significant to the speaker than the if part of the sentence.
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