should they forget to bring their own

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kenny4528

Senior Member
Mandarin, Taiwan
Hi all again,

They also now have a convenient rental service so that customers can rent running shoes, swimsuits and towels should they forget to bring their own.
I guess the latter part can be written to:

They also now have a convenient rental service so that customers can rent running shoes, swimsuits and towels if they forget to bring their own.
Am I right?

Many thanks.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It's quite a common variant of the if + present construction, Kenny.

    Do this, if they forget to bring their own.
    ...........should they forget to bring their own.
    ...........if they should forget to bring their own.

    We can go fishing, if they get here on time.
    .........................should they get here on time.
    .........................if they should get here on time.

    In both cases, each of the three sentences means very much the same thing.
     
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