should or would

Mike12345

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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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emsr2d2

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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.
 
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