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If you don't A; the condition B will remain the same.
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      こと   おいしい  どうか       
I won't know if it's delicious unless I try it.
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  ページ      こと    この ページ    できない  
Until you read that page, you won't understand this page.
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        やらない こと      できない  
Failure is terrifying, but nothing ventured is nothing gained (if you don't try, you will never succeed).
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   プロジェクト    きょうりょく しない こと           
If we don't all work together on the project this time, it won't go well.

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phyoei01
Level: 1
(13 years ago)
やってみないことにはできるかどうかわからない。
I won't know if i can do unless i try it .
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jitendra
Level: 1
(13 years ago)
このしないことにはプロジェクトはみませんよ!!
This project will not proceed if we do not solve this problem.
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aileen
Level: 1
(13 years ago)
この問題を解決しないことにはプロジェクトは進みません.
よ feels out of place when you're using the non-plain form of 進む. Maybe it's a bit childish?
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jonathan_brad
Level: 32
(13 years ago)
このがおわらないことには、べなーい!
If I don't get this work finished, then I can't go out with my friends tonight.
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Construction
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AVerb: ない form
 
Aな-adjective ない
 
ANoun ない
 
Aい-adjective -い ない
 
 
こと~BVerb: ない form
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Unless something is done or occurs, event following will not happen. Negatives are used in clause following. Often expresses the speaker's passive feelings
12 months ago
avatar まことまじま - Level 405

Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 97
I-adjective (-い) + くないことには
Noun + で + ないことには
Na-adjective + で + ないことには
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12 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 105, : 6,478
Thanks!
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 97
The constructions I posted previously aren't correct.
According to Unicom it's

ない form verb + ことには
Noun + でないことはない
I-adjective (-い) + くないことには
Na-adjective + でないことはない

But the example sentences they provided are:

あなたのち、からないことはないんだけど…。
なしでめないことはないのですが、ちょっとみづらいんです。
べないこともないんですが、あまりきじゃないんです。
このくないことはないんですが、ひとつですね。

The grammar point is also called ないことはない ・ ないこともない, so the construction doesn't really seem to match with the rest.
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
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Site admin
Level: 105, : 6,478
Yea, that's a different construction. That one means 'as long as [A] isn't done], and the one you posted means 'to some small extent/amount [A]' http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=152
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12 years ago
Years Studied: 2 years
Studying: Grammar and vocabulary
Level: 1, : 56
Is this grammar used in common speech? Thanks is advance! :D
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9 years ago
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Years Studied: Never enough!
Studying:
Level: 28, : 564
No, I don't hear this one much.
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9 years ago
Years Studied: 2 years
Studying: Grammar and vocabulary
Level: 1, : 56
@できるだけ, thanks!
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9 years ago



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