Please help me in this sentence.?

Hi, i have a book called (Longman Dictionary of Common Errors) which in page 65 of that book it says:

Incorrect: In case a woman goes out to work, she shouldn't have to do all

the housework.

Correct: If a woman goes out to work, she shouldn't have to do all

the housework.

But i disagree with this page. Because both sentences are acceptable and correct. Normally the word (in case) can also be used at the beginning of a sentence. Look at my valid examples in my dictionaries:

1- In case you are wondering why Jo's here let me explain.

2- In case I'm late, start without me.

3- In case you missed the last program, here's a summary of the story.

4- In case a dish fails to appease a customer, Steve Carrasco can always make a flying getaway.

5- In case you're wondering-for the hospital form-this is how you spell tetanus.

Now i am just surprised that why in the mentioned book it says its incorrect to say:

Incorrect: In case a woman goes out to work, she shouldn't have to do all

the housework.

But:

Correct: If a woman goes out to work, she shouldn't have to do all

the housework.

I thnik the author of the book means that its incorrect only in the UK not in the USA.

But what's your idea? Is it really incorrect?

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  • YANM
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    it is incorrect. because it is saying a woman may or may not be going to work. the second is saying she is going

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