If it rains the football match will be cancelled.

Karen123456

Senior Member
Malaysia English
If it rains the football match will be cancelled.

Is it correct if I transform the sentence as follows?

Unless it rains the match will not be cancelled.

Thanks.
 
  • George French

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    If it rains the football match will be cancelled.

    Is it correct if I transform the sentence as follows?

    Unless it rains the match will not be cancelled.

    Thanks.
    As far as the English is concerned it is a good transform. But, the match can be cancelled or not:- for many reasons.
    For example the visiting teams bus drove off the road into the river ........
     

    Karen123456

    Senior Member
    Malaysia English
    Is it correct if it is transformed as follows?

    Unless it stops raining the football match will be cancelled.

    Thanks.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Is it correct if it is transformed as follows?

    Unless it stops raining the football match will be cancelled.

    Thanks.
    "Unless it stops raining the football match will be cancelled." is correct English but is not equivalent to:

    "If it rains the football match will be cancelled."

    You cannot produce falling rain in a new sentence where none exists in the first.o_O
     
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