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Conversational structures with In case

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

We use in case to talk about precautions things we should do in order to be ready for possible future situations.

  • I always carry an umbrella in case it rains.

After in case, we use a present tense to refer to the future.

In case should

We often use should + infinitive after in case.

  • I wrote down her address in case I should forget it.

Should happen to or happened to is also possible after in case with this meaning.

Compare:

  • I have bought a bottle of wine in case John comes.
  • I have bought a bottle of wine in case John should come.
  • I have bought a bottle of wine in case John should happen to come.
  • I have bought a bottle of wine in case John happened to come.

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Conversational structures with let
Conversational structures with need
Conversational structures with used to
Conversational structures with had better
Conversational structures with feel
Conversational structures with If
Conversational structures with Going to

 

 

 

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