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    Question should in conditional sentence

    Is it possible to use "should" in the main clause of conditional sentences type 1?

    If she likes doing this, I should do this, too.

    Thany you for your help.

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    Re: should in conditional sentence

    Although your chosen example is not especially natural, it is perfectly possible for 'should' to stand as the finite verb of the main clause of a conditional sentence, e.g.

    If you are interested in learning more about local history, you should visit the town library.

    However, a paradigmatic 'first conditional' is generally understood to refer to an if-sentence whose finite verb is 'will' (or possibly 'shall', as a BrE speaker might use). The sentence above, very similar but different in terms of one vital defining feature, would then be classed as a variant first conditional.
    Last edited by philo2009; 11-Apr-2009 at 04:30.

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