I've heard sentences like: "Should I succeed, I'll give you treat" etc. But yesterday I came across another sentence. It was something like: " Would they do it again, I'll punish them". Do we use would instead of should when third person is involved in an action or there is something else I can't grab it?
A note for those new to the forum: my 'like' of bhai's post indicates that I agree with what he said. I would have said the same, if I had got there first.
Yes. I was wrong. The sentence was, "would that they do it again, I'll punish them". I guess, The speaker meant, if they did it again, he would punish them(?)
5jj, It is so, for I rephrased the original statement. I thought-though wrong I might have been- It would be a little odd/awkward to quote a criminal here. Anyway, here is the original statement: "Would they come back to life a hundred times, you should do the same" ..
Context: A person killed her daughters in the name of honour in Canada. The police tapped his calls and caught the man saying so..
That sentence is not correct English.