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Dear teachers,
Please read the following multiple choice sentence:
______ enter university one day, I would work very hard.
a. would b. should

'b' is certainly correct. This is subjunctive mood. I could also write it this way: If I should enter......

According my grammar book would and could can also be used this way.
That means 'a' is also correct. I think the reason that would can't be used here is that there is another would in the subjective clause. Am I right?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang
 

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jiang said:
Dear teachers,
Please read the following multiple choice sentence:
______ enter university one day, I would work very hard.
a. would b. should

'b' is certainly correct. This is subjunctive mood. I could also write it this way: If I should enter......

According my grammar book would and could can also be used this way.
That means 'a' is also correct. I think the reason that would can't be used here is that there is another would in the subjective clause. Am I right?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang

It must be "Should I enter the university one day...." It doesn't work as "Should enter...." Even with I, "would" and "could" wouldn't work. :wink:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
jiang said:
Dear teachers,
:)
Thank you very much for your explanation.
Have a nice weekend.
Jiang

Please read the following multiple choice sentence:
______ enter university one day, I would work very hard.
a. would b. should

'b' is certainly correct. This is subjunctive mood. I could also write it this way: If I should enter......

According my grammar book would and could can also be used this way.
That means 'a' is also correct. I think the reason that would can't be used here is that there is another would in the subjective clause. Am I right?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang

It must be "Should I enter the university one day...." It doesn't work as "Should enter...." Even with I, "would" and "could" wouldn't work. :wink:
 

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jiang said:
MikeNewYork said:
jiang said:
Dear teachers,
:)
Thank you very much for your explanation.
Have a nice weekend.
Jiang

Please read the following multiple choice sentence:
______ enter university one day, I would work very hard.
a. would b. should

'b' is certainly correct. This is subjunctive mood. I could also write it this way: If I should enter......

According my grammar book would and could can also be used this way.
That means 'a' is also correct. I think the reason that would can't be used here is that there is another would in the subjective clause. Am I right?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang

It must be "Should I enter the university one day...." It doesn't work as "Should enter...." Even with I, "would" and "could" wouldn't work. :wink:

You're welcome. :wink:
 

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Here's another example of "should".

Should anyone call (= if anyone calls), please tell them I’m busy.
 

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Should anyone call (me), please tell them I’m busy.

should + subject + verb + (object)

Should enter university one day, I would work very hard.

should + verb + object: where's the subject of the clause?

compare:
Should I enter university one day, I would work very hard.

should + subject + verb + object
 
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Should anyone call (me), please tell them I’m busy.

should + subject + verb + (object)

Should enter university one day, I would work very hard.

should + verb + object: where's the subject of the sentence?

compare:
Should I enter university one day, I would work very hard.

should + subject + verb + object

As MikeNewYork said, Should enter university one day, I would work very hard isn't okay, is it?
 

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isn't okay, is it?
No, it isn't.
I was pointing out that in your sentence, "Should anyone call,...", the clause correctly had a subject, 'anyone', and the subject of the clause was what was missing in, "Should enter university, I..." That was what MikeNewYork was referring to: a subject of the clause.
 
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