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    #1

    inverted conditional

    Dear English teacher:

    Is the following inverted conditional correct?



    Should you find the one, let me know.


    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: inverted conditional

    It's grammatically correct, though we'd expect 'Should you find one, let me know', or something like 'Should you find the one you've been looking for, let me know'.

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    #3

    Re: inverted conditional

    The reference here is to finding the dream woman/girl", which is every man's/boy's fantasy. AS in she is the one for you or she isn't the one for you.
    In that case, can I say " the one

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: inverted conditional

    Yes.

    As we so often say in this forum - context is important.

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