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What discourse maxim are you flouting that makes it impossible for me to understand the last 5 messages? I am not critizicing, just wondering. Perhaps because I´m not American? Or a 2nd language speaker?
- Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:02 pm
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: THE WORD "IF"
- Replies: 17
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IF doesn´t have a definition as the one you could get for a content word (nouns, adjectives, most verbs, etc.), because it is a function word. It has a meaning if it is in context. It gives meaning to the clause, for example, it may convey condition, it may introduce an indirect"yes/no" question, et...