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Unread Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:35 am
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Default position of an inverted conditional clause

When the word order is direct, the conditional clause can either proceed or follow the main clause.

- If I were younger, I would join the expedition.
- I would join the expedition if I were younger.

I wonder if the conditional clause can be used after the main clause when the word order is inverted. Is it correct to say

- Please contact me should you have any questions.

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Default Re: position of an inverted conditional clause

Yes, that's fine. The subordinate and main clauses can come in either order.
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