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part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: on the condition that.
If I pay, will you go to the movies with me?We're going to the beach tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
definition 2: though it may be true that.
If the car won't start, can't we find another way to go?If you're hungry, why don't you eat something?
definition 3: when or in the event that.
If he leaves for work around eight o'clock, he always gets stuck in traffic.If we stay at my grandmother's house, I always sleep on the couch.
definition 4: whether.
I don't know if he wants to go to the zoo.
definition 5: I really wish that.
If he could see me dancing!