Element FORM/USE: 'IF' + 'SHOULD', FORMAL, POLITE
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can form subordinate conditional clauses with 'if you should', in polite, formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example If you should have any concerns about my choice, please tell me. (Germany; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; German; Pass)

If you should have any problems, you can go to an information booth and you will be told which train you have to take to Hassau. (Germany; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1993; German; Pass)

If you should get lost, don't hesitate to call us. (C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1993; Swedish; Pass)

If you should have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2006; German; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments Many but not all main clauses which follow 'if' + 'should' are imperatives, particularly in business contexts.

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