at rest2 (9), upper caseGRAMMAR GRAMMAR (just) in casein caseis followed by the simple present, the simple past, or 'should'• Write it down in case you forget (NOT in case you will forget). • I had a snack, just in case there was no time (NOT in case there would be no time) to eat later. • Here's a contact number, in case there should (NOT will/would) be a problem.WORD CHOICE: in this case, in this respectDo not use in this/that case to refer to a particular aspect of something. Use in this/that respect• He supports the death penalty, and in that respect (NOT in that case) I think he is wrong. • Computers can search for information much more quickly than humans, and in this respect (NOT in this case) they are more efficient.
Definition of case from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic GRAMMAR