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.
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.