Tenses (Sequence of )

A common piece of carelessness is to write "I shall be glad if you would do so-and-so" or "I should be glad if you will do so-and-so". These are clumsy and illiterate. They should be "I shall be glad if you will . . ." ; "I should be glad if you would". For more on the sequence of tenses, see Indirect Statement.

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