tdol said:Some people argue that the zero conditional isn't a true conditional because 'when' can be used in place of 'if'.
tdol said:In BE, we do replace 'if' with 'should' in the first conditional and it seems to reduce the probability of the condition being met, like a halfway house to the second conditional. ;-)
RonBee said:No should for the zero conditional then. I will just have to agree with myself.
So, doesn't matter if you use "if" or "should", the meaning stays the same, is that right?Couldn't you also say, "If he comes, I'll give him the message."? Means the same thing to me.
Yes, you can. This is the form where 'if' can be replaced with 'should', which is the topic of the thread. ;-)