Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

provided (that)

providedprovided that
Meaning(s)
1) on the condition (that)
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    • provided (that) everyone works together, we can meet the deadline
  • Analysis

    The word 'provided', can be used as a conjunction, meaning, on the condition or with the understanding of. The verb to provide can mean to make available or to equip or supply someone. You can also use provide to talk about the result of something, for example, 'The research will provide evidence that the medication is effective'. To provide can also mean to make arrangements or preparations for something, for example, 'We provide for all types of dietary restrictions'. To provide for someone means to support someone financially, for example, 'She is a single mother providing for three children'. In legal contexts, 'to provide' can mean to allow or stipulate.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Provided you pay me back by the end of the week, I have no problem lending you the money.
    2. Provided you get to my house by 6.45 I can give you a lift into work.
    3. My father worked hard to provide for all of us when I was growing up.
    4. Do you know if they have provided facilities for people in wheelchairs?
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I don't have any issue with John working from home, provided he stays in touch with the office and doesn't allow himself to get distracted.
    2. Provided that everyone works together, I see no reason why we shouldn't be able to complete this project ahead of schedule.
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