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    Mike12345 is offline Member
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    should or would

    If you should go to Italy to study next year, you shoud have started to learn Italian three years ago.

    Teachers, can I use "would" instead of should in the sentence?

    I think "would" is better. Because there are two "should" in a sentnce, which is not good.
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    Re: should or would

    You're right that two instances of "should" isn't good but you've picked the wrong one to change. The first one shouldn't be there at all. The second one is correct.

    If you are going to Italy next year to study, you should have started learning Italian three years ago.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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