only if / only when / only in the case that
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: This conjunction is often used as a connecting word in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 除非…，才… to express that only if a certain condition is met will the result follow.
Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in
|Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》||卷八 本紀第八: 玄宗上 Volume 8 Annals 8: Xuanzong 1||1|
|An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门||复句 Complex Sentences||1|