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N1 Lesson 10: 4/22
ものなら② 物なら② If you were to do, If you try to, If … happens, Should there be
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Verb[volitional] + ものなら/もんなら + Phrase
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  • (A) [volitional] ものなら (B) is a phrase expressing the opinion of the speaker that possibly if situation (A) happens, the negative result (B) will follow.
  • In (A), phrases showing extreme examples of something like でも、万が一 or expressions like ちょっと、うっかり、もし are common. (B) often ends with phrases of conjecture, like かもしれない、だろう、はず.
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しのぶさんとても血(ち)を恐(おそ)れている。万(まん)が一(いち)、一滴(いってき)でも血(ち)を見(み)ようものなら気絶(きぜつ)してしまうはずだ。
Shinobu is completely terrified of blood. If she were to see even one drop of it by chance, she would faint for sure.
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