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Making Sense of Grammar
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conjunction followed by conjunctive: 除非chú fēi…才cái…or by

conjunction: 不然bú rán/否则fǒu zé

除非交通阻塞,我才会迟到。

Chú fēi jiāo tōng zǔ sāi,wǒ cái huì chí dào。

I won’t be late unless there is a traffic jam.

除非你每天吃药,不然/否则你的病好不了了。

Chú fēi nǐ měi tiān chī yào,bú rán /fǒu zé nǐ de bìng hǎo bú liáo le。

Unless you take the medicine every day, you won’t get well.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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