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    Question should/would(in conditional sentences)

    Hello again!
    As you said(& thanks for the topics),I've broken my questions into several threads.In this message I'm going to ask you two questions(Thanks in advance even if you don't answer)but befor that please make all your explanations related to BE only...
    1- I`ve read these two sentenses
    "I should invite you if I had enough money"
    "I would invite you if I had enough money",what's the difference between the two sentences?& when must we use only should in conditional sentences type2?& when must we use only would in conditional sentences type2/3?& when can we use either should or would in conditional sentences type2/3?
    In my next message I'm going to begin a big and new enterpris in asking..I'm going to bring out some examples of the past perfect from some stories & ask
    you the reason of using it,so is that o.k?does that bother you in any way?
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    Re: should/would(in conditional sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by bayan said
    Hello again!
    As you said(& thanks for the topics),I've broken my questions into several threads.In this message I'm going to ask you two questions(Thanks in advance even if you don't answer)but befor that please make all your explanations related to BE only...
    1- I`ve read these two sentenses
    "I should invite you if I had enough money"
    "I would invite you if I had enough money",what's the difference between the two sentences?& when must we use only should in conditional sentences type2?& when must we use only would in conditional sentences type2/3?& when can we use either should or would in conditional sentences type2/3?
    In my next message I'm going to begin a big and new enterpris in asking..I'm going to bring out some examples of the past perfect from some stories & ask
    you the reason of using it,so is that o.k?does that bother you in any way?
    Best wishes
    In the example using "should", what you are saying is that, if you had enough money, you would feel some obligation to invite the person, but you have not decided if you will invite them - maybe you will not.
    In the example using "would", you are saying that, if you had enough money, then you will definitely invite them - no doubts at all about your action.

    Whether you use would or should is based on your meaning - something definite or something which may or may not happen but you feel some obligation.

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    Re: should/would(in conditional sentences)

    dear ,



    The first conditional sentence sounds that you are not quite sure or obliged to invite but you promise to do that, while the second one sounds that you are strict to your obligation with much politeness and care.
    the first sentence is the answer of this question:
    What should you do if you had enough money?
    What would you do if you had enough money?

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    Re: should/would(in conditional sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by bayan said View Post
    Hello again!
    As you said(& thanks for the topics),I've broken my questions into several threads.In this message I'm going to ask you two questions(Thanks in advance even if you don't answer)but befor that please make all your explanations related to BE only...


    1- I`ve read these two sentenses

    "I should invite you if I had enough money"

    "I would invite you if I had enough money",

    what's the difference between the two sentences?

    There can be the difference pointed out by Davy, an deontic 'should' wherein, opinions of advise/mild obligation are described, but there is also an epistemic 'should' [level of certainty] that is almost an equal to an epistemic [level of certainty] 'would'.

    If you came, I should/would enjoy that very much.

    If she makes apple pie, I should/would be delighted.

    This use of 'should' is not very common, especially in NaE. It is more common in BrE but I can't say how common. It sounds rather formal.


    & when must we use only should in conditional sentences type2?&

    when must we use only would in conditional sentences type2/3?& when can we use either should or would in conditional sentences type2/3?

    Besides those dialectal differences I noted above, there is no time when we 'must' use any modal except to state/describe the meaning/modal meaning we intend, Bayan.
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