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"what if" in American English

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what if

used for asking what action to take if a particular thing should happen: What if our plane is delayed and we can’t make the connection?
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"what if?" in British English

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what if?

B1 used to ask about something that could happen in the future, especially something bad: What if the bus is late? What if you don't pass your exams?
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"what-if" in Business English

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what-ifnoun [C]

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a question about what could happen or what could have happened in a particular situation if something was or had been different: a what-if question/scenario State agencies have until Sept. 30 to identify their "what-if" budget cut scenarios.
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