View Poll Results: Which is less likely?

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

    4 80.00%
  • If you see her, please ask her to call me.

    1 20.00%
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  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #1

    The First Conditional

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

  2. Will
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    #2
    Same here in America - at least where I live.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3
    On another forum, when I suggested the usage, someone suggested that it might be more common in BE.

  4. Will
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    #4
    I thought it would be too. It sounds British for some reason. Don't ask me why - I couldn't tell you.

  5. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #5
    It could easily be said with a plummy accent?

  6. Will
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    #6
    I have no idea why, but yes.

  7. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #7
    Hollywood?

  8. Will
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    #8
    Perhaps. Their influence is ubiquitous, you know.

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