In case vs If: What's the difference?
Hi everyone! I'm James. We're going to look at the difference between in case and if in today's English in A Minute.
Look at these examples:
I'll call you if I need help with my homework.
I'll call you in case I need help with my homework.
In the example with if, it means that I might call you in the future, but it depends if I need help or not. The second sentence with in case means I'm going to call you before I do my homework to prevent any problems.
Let's take a look at another example:
I'll take an umbrella in case it rains.
I'll take an umbrella if it rains.
Just like in our first example, in case means I am going to take my umbrella anyway to prevent any problems. But in the example with if, this means that you only take an umbrella because it is raining when you leave.
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