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Correct spelling for the English word "If" is [ˈɪf], [ˈɪf], [ˈɪ_f]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of IF

  1. (n.). On the condition or supposition that, as i. you are(now) tired we will sit down, i. you(hereafter) see him give him the message, i. he has jound it he will send it, i. he had fair warning he has nothing to complain of, i. he had been warned he has(or had) nothing to complain of, (w. past tense implying that condition is not fulfilled) i. I knew what to do I should do it, i. he had been warned he would have(or would have had) nothing to complain of; whenever, as i. I feel any doubt I inquire, i. I felt any doubt I inquired, i. I had been badly treated I complained; whether, as ask, see, try, i. you can turn the handle; (when if is omitted, order of verb& subject is inverted, as) were I(if I were) in your place, would, could, should, might, had, he(if he would, could, &c.), (poet.) loved I not honour more; (without apodosis) i. I only knew!, I wish I knew, i. I haven\'t lost my watch! (I have, to my surprise or disgust); as i., as the case would be if, as it seems as i. he meant(vulg. means) to compromise, he talks as(he would) i. he were drunk; as i. you didn\'t know, you know quite well; (n.) condition, supposition, as i. ijs& ans were pots& pans. [old English]

Common Misspellings for IF

Below is the list of 226 misspellings for the word "if".

Usage Examples for IF

  1. And if they did, what did they say to Him? - "The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
  2. What if they do say so? - "Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
  3. I think you can do so, if you will. - "The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
  4. If you trust his word. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
  5. I wonder if they can see us! - "The Pillars of the House, V1" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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