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I'm having a discussion with my wife on english englishEnglish conditionals.

She says we cannot have "would" in the Ifa hypothetical if statement:

If I *would* want to change my address, should I let you know?

If I would want to change my address, should I let you know?

She says that "would" couldcan only occur in the second part (as in Type 2).

If this is the case, is there then no way to describe "a hypothetical situation in which I would want to change my address" as conditional?

I feel like this sentence is different from:

If I want to change my address, should I let you know?

If I want to change my address, should I let you know?

Then again, maybe it is just that I'm confused with how we would say it in Dutch.

Bonus: andAnd what about If I would change my address, should I let you know?if it is the change, not the wanting to change, that is hypothetical? In other words:

If I would change my address, should I let you know?

I'm having a discussion with my wife on english english conditionals.

She says we cannot have "would" in the If statement:

If I *would* want to change my address, should I let you know?

"would" could only occur in the second part (as in Type 2).

If this is the case, is there then no way to describe "a hypothetical situation in which I would want to change my address" as conditional?

I feel like this sentence is different from:

If I want to change my address, should I let you know?

Then again, maybe it is just that I'm confused with how we would say it in Dutch.

Bonus: and what about If I would change my address, should I let you know?

I'm having a discussion with my wife on English conditionals.

She says we cannot have "would" in a hypothetical if statement:

If I would want to change my address, should I let you know?

She says that "would" can only occur in the second part (as in Type 2).

If this is the case, is there then no way to describe "a hypothetical situation in which I would want to change my address" as conditional?

I feel like this sentence is different from:

If I want to change my address, should I let you know?

Then again, maybe it is just that I'm confused with how we would say it in Dutch.

And what about if it is the change, not the wanting to change, that is hypothetical? In other words:

If I would change my address, should I let you know?

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