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  • Hi, I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

  • In today's lesson, we look at the difference between

  • 'unless' and 'as long as'.

  • Unless and 'as long as' can be used to replace 'if'

  • in different situations.

  • Let's have a look at some example sentences:

  • I will go to the party if you come too.

  • I will go to the party as long as you come too.

  • Both of these sentences have the same meaning.

  • Notice that the verb after 'if' and 'as long as' is positive.

  • Now look at these sentences:

  • If you don't do your homework, you can't watch the film.

  • Unless you do your homework, you can't watch the film.

  • Both of these sentences have the same meaning.

  • But notice that the verb after 'if' is negative

  • and the verb after 'unless' is positive.

  • Bye!

Hi, I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

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