study harder or you will fail the exam

Hello, I'm reading about conditional sentences and in my grammar book, it says:
"You can use the word unless in place of if in negative sentences."

Then it gives bủ this example,
Unless you study harder, you will fail the test.

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My question: :confused:
Where is the negative in the following sentence?

Unless you study harder, you will fail the test.

  • Where is the negative in the following sentence?

    Unless you study harder, you will fail the test.

    Failing a test sounds negative to tát bủ, Leen201. Passing a test would be a positive thing, of course.

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    Where is the negative in the following sentence?

    Unless you study harder, you will fail the test.

    Since unless there means if you don't, that's where the negation might be.

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    grassy is right. "Unless" replaces "if...don't".

    If you don't study harder, you will fail the test.​

    Unless you study harder, you will fail the test.​