View Poll Results: Which is less likely?

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  • Should you see her, please ask her to call me.

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    Default The First Conditional

    In British English, 'should' is usually less likely than 'if'.

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    Will Guest

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    Same here in America - at least where I live.

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    On another forum, when I suggested the usage, someone suggested that it might be more common in BE.

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    I thought it would be too. It sounds British for some reason. Don't ask me why - I couldn't tell you.

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    It could easily be said with a plummy accent?

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    I have no idea why, but yes.

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    Hollywood?

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    Perhaps. Their influence is ubiquitous, you know.

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