Hello. 

I'm really confused and still can't take this point in well.

In the following sentence:

- If you hadn't lied to me before, I would have believed you.

Can we say:

- Unless you had lied to me before, I would have believed you.

Please help me understand that in other examples

Thank you.

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Hi, Ahmed,

Ahmed Imam Attia posted:

Hello. 

I'm really confused and still can't take this point in well.

I hope you don't mean this thread: https://thegrammarexchange.inf...4#615218990016305234


In the following sentence:

- If you hadn't lied to me before, I would have believed you.

Can we say:

- Unless you had lied to me before, I would have believed you.

Please help me understand that in other examples

Thank you.

No, you can't, as you did know that he lied to you before. Again, we can't use 'unless' for things that we know to be true.

For more explanation and examples, see:

https://dictionary.cambridge.o...itish-grammar/unless

https://www.oxfordlearnersdict...rican_english/unless

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