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Gabriel Malheiros

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Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there

I was reading a short story by Guy de Maupassant and I came across this:

"I wait for its (sleep) coming with dread, and my heart beats and my legs trembke, while my whole body shivers beneath the warmth of the bedclothes, until all at once I fall asleep, as though one should plunge into a pool of stagnant water in order to drown."

I'd like to know if I can subsitute would for should in this excerpt. "(...), as though one would plunge into..." Wouldn't ie be possible?

Thank you
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