Element FORM/USE: ELLIPTED 'IF NOT', ALTERNATIVE
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use 'If not' as a conditional clause to offer an alternative to refer to a previous direct or indirect 'yes-no' question where the answer might be 'no'.
Corrected Learner Example Is the Sheraton Hotel ok for you? If not, call me as soon as possible. (Peru; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

Do you work on Sundays? If not, you could do exercise on Sundays. (Mexico; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

I hope it's ok for you. If not, call me on my mobile phone. (Switzerland; B1 THRESHOLD; 2004; Swiss German; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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