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    #1

    Should

    Respected Teachers,

    Sometimes, 'should' is used to mean 'if'.

    Should you reach in time, you will attend the function.

    What is the difference between 'if' and 'should' in this sense?

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    #2

    Re: Should

    Your sentence is incomplete.

    'Should you reach the venue in time, you will attend the function.'

    As 'should' means 'if' in this sense, there's no difference.

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    #3

    Re: Should

    No difference.

    If you arrive in time, you'll be able to attend the function.

    "Reach" is a transitive verb in this context.

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    #4

    Re: Should

    Sorry Rover_KE. I didn't know you were looking at this post too!

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    #5

    Re: Should

    No apology necessary; cross-posting is common. I prefer your version anyway.

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