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    should I + verb

    Hi ! I faced the phrase "You realize, should I succeed, that you won't remember any of this" in Once Upon A Time, a TV series. I understood it but I was wondering why should meant "I'll probably succeed" or "I will succeed" in here. How would you replace "should I succeed" in this sentence ?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: should I + verb

    "If I succeed".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: should I + verb

    Thanks I wasn't sure about the probability degree ^^

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    #4

    Re: should I + verb

    It's just not know. She may. She may not. If she does, the other person won't remember.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: should I + verb

    Not a teacher

    If I succeed is the informal equivalent.

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    #6

    Re: should I + verb

    What is "informal" about "If I succeed"?

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    #7

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    I think he meant that should I + verb was more formal than if I succeed even if it's not informal at all ^^

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