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Mimi Kara N2 Grammar: ものなら (mono nara)

Mimi Kara N2 Grammar: ものなら (mono nara)

66. ~ ものなら (mono nara)

Meaning 1: If possible, I’d like ~ (for things that are impossible or unlikely to be done)

How to use: V + ものなら

Example sentences:

If possible, I’d love to redo my life.

(To a sick child) If there is something that can be replaced, I would like to do it.

If possible, I would love to taste the delicacies of the world.

If possible, I want to prevent the destruction of nature at all costs.

“It is impossible to jump down from such a high place. If possible, I would also like to try.”

Meaning 2: If ~ then –> bad result

How to use: 
V + ものなら

Aい + かろう + ものなら

Example sentences:

Teacher A is very strict about time. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to attend class.

Nowadays, if you remind other people’s children, then their mothers will nag you.

If US stock prices fall sharply, world markets will panic.

When I was a kid, if I got a bad grade on a test, my dad would spank me.