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Re: [Lingo] Usage of "should"
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 16:21:40 -1000
- From: David J Iannucci <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [Lingo] Usage of "should"
- References: <CACvCDgZO+N+mBJVEey8q_=VH_T4_f1DPeTA6oJGwAAVZEULZqw@mail.gmail.com>
> In the sentence: "Contingent response: the actions to be taken should > the risk event actually occur" > > 1. What is the meaning of "should", > 2. I thought that in this case, "should" can be replace by > "when", and, > 3. Usage of "should" like this are common at the front desk of hotels > :), not technical English :) This is a common way of using should, although only in a more formal style. Here, "should the event occur" == "if the event occurs". In this particular case, you could replace s/should/when/ and it wouldn't change the overall meaning *that* much, but this usage of should is definitely a conditional ("if"). Note that, in keeping with the more "normal" usage of should (and other modal auxiliaries), the main verb is not inflected as it normally would be for person/number, thus: should the risk event actually occur (as above) NOT should the risk event actually occurs Dave
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