Element USE: INVERTED 'SHOULD', FUTURE, POSSIBLE OUTCOME, FORMAL, POLITE
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use inverted 'should', + 'would' in the main clause to talk about possible future outcomes, in polite or formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example Should we win your prize we would like to build a new school close to our production center, for the children of the area. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2004; German; Pass)

Should you fail to do so, we would have no choice but to take further action. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2009; Polish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments This structure is similar to the second conditional structure.

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