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What expression can I use instead of "in case" in the following sentence?

In other words, in case the plants suffer from a small period of water stress, plants grown on the new substrates will not decrease their capacity to conserve water.

Thank you

  • ‘In the event that’ is possible. But what is wrong with ‘if’?. Or, for that matter, ‘in case’? – Tuffy Jun 1 '18 at 21:15
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    It's unclear what you're trying to say. – Hot Licks Jun 2 '18 at 1:10
  • "even if" the plants suffer from a small period ... – user208726 Jun 2 '18 at 1:56
  • When also works. You're going to have to be more specific about what you want. Otherwise, we can simply list a whole series of possibilities. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 2 '18 at 2:43
  • Your clauses donl’t go together. – Jim Jun 2 '18 at 5:21
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You could use the word "should". "In other words, should the plants suffer from a small period of water stress, plants grown on the new substrates will not decrease their capacity to conserve water."

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  • +1 Because you answered with something I hadn't thought of. Also, I saw nothing wrong with your answer; it matches the quality of the question . . . – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 2 '18 at 2:45

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