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............. forget de-energizing the equipment, there would be terrible consequences.
1. Should you
2. Were you
3. If you will
4. If you were
Would you please elaborate on what's the difference between "were you" and "should you" in a formal style in conditional clauses?
I think both of them can fit here.(Answer key: No.1)
You can say "Were you to forget de-energising the equipment, there would be terrible consequences". That also works with "If you were to forget ...", but 2) and 4) are incorrect with "to".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I don't think I can agree with you - #2 is not grammatical.
I agree with Raymott and emsr2d2.
If you should forget de-energizing... / Should you forget de-energizing... (These are both correct.)
If you were to forget de-energizing... (Correct, but I've never read/heard the inversion like "Were you to forget...")
(Edit) Thank you, ems. I've just learned "Were you to forget..." is also possible.
As a side issue, I'd use to de-energise the equipment.
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