Can you drop the “if” in conditional clauses?

We use inversion in conditional sentences by replacing “if” with “should”, “had”, and “were”.

Should (should + subject (s) + verb (v) instead of if)

  1. If I have time, I will come,
  2. Should I have time, I will come.
  3. If you wish to cancel your booking, just dial five.
  4. Should you wish to cancel your booking, just dial five.

Had ( Had + subject (s) + verb (v) instead of if:) Third Conditional

  1. If he had studied well, he would have performed better.
  2. Had he studied well, he would have performed better
  3. If she had trained harder, she would have played better.
  4. Had she trained harder, she would have played better.
  5. If she had had money, she would have bought him a present.
  6. Had she had money, she would have bought him a present.

Were (Were + subject (s) instead of if:)

  1. If I were you, I wouldn’t do that.
  2. Were I you, I wouldn’t do that.
  3. I wouldn’t do that, if I were you.
  4. I wouldn’t do that, were I you.

Hint; Invert Were/Was with the Subject like, If I wereWere I

Got that?
So go try it out now.