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Decoded Slug: ~とすれば (~to sureba)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とすれば (~to sureba)

~とすれば (~to sureba)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'if it were the case', 'if we assume'.


Verb-casual + とすれば, い-Adjective + とすれば, な-Adjective + だとすれば, Noun + だとすれば


Kare ga usotsuki da to sureba, sono hanashi wa shinjirarenai.
If he's a liar, then his story can't be believed.
Anata ga issho ni iku to sureba, watashi mo ikimasu.
If you are going, I will go too.
Kare ga uwaki shite iru to sureba, doushitara ii desu ka?
If he is cheating, what should I do?
Sono kusuri ga kikanai to sureba, hoka no houhou o tamesu beki da.
If that medicine is not effective, we should try other methods.

Long explanation:

The ~とすれば grammar point is used to express an assumption or hypothetical condition. It presents a premise and then examines a possible effect or ramification. It can be translated as 'if we assume', 'if we consider', etc. in English. The formation varies based on whether it's used with a verb, an い-adjective, a な-adjective, or a noun.

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