Can I say" in case of cleaning your room, it will look nice." ? Or should" in case of " be only followed by a noun?

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"In case of" should be followed by a noun or noun phrase. But even if we use a noun in your sentence, it still doesn't work.

"In case of cleanliness, your room will look nice" is grammatically valid, but semantically nonsense as it's not only a tautology, and but "in case of ____, _____" describes a something that is a contingency plan. "Your room will look nice" is not a contingency plan. It is not a plan at all.

I believe the word you are looking for is "If", as in: "If you clean your room, it will look nice." This is a perfectly natural sentence.

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