Nowadays I have been learning conditionals and subjunctives.
Anyway, according to the link, when I say something with first type conditional, I cannot use “would” modal verb in a main clause. Except for “would”, I can use other modal verbs like this.
If she < finishes > early, she < can/could, may/might, should, must, ought to > phone me.
However, how can I understand the under sentences?
• If you don’t mind, would you hold on a second?
• if you don’t mind, I would like to ask you a few questions
As you can see, 〈If clause〉 is NOT unreal and hypothetical. Rather, 〈If clause〉 is possible condition so I believe it is first type conditional…
According to the feedback from link, “would” cannot be used in main clauses.
Do I understand them as idiomatic pattern?
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