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    Correctness : "Please respond to this email if you should have any questions"

    Hello,

    I am newbie and would request someone to guide me to know if the following sentence is technically/grammatically correct or not.

    "Please respond to this email if you should have any questions."

    Awaiting your precious inputs.

    -Mark

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    Re: Correctness : "Please respond to this email if you should have any questions"

    Hello Mark, and welcome.

    It's correct, but it's "overly" correct for a lot of business writing.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    If you have any questions, please let me know.
    If you have any question, you can reply to this email address, and someone will get back to your shortly. (That would be if it were a group email address, versus an individual.)
    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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    Re: Correctness : "Please respond to this email if you should have any questions"

    Hello Barb_D,

    Thank you very much for the quick response.

    I would also want to know if there is any grammatically error if I use "if" and "should" within same single sentence.

    -Mark



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    Re: Correctness : "Please respond to this email if you should have any questions"

    Saying "if you should have any" to my ear makes it sound like you think it's less of a possibility that they will have questions. Or that you're being overly polite.

    It also sounds like you're using more words than needed.
    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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