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Does бы have to follow immediately after если?

I was taught that an unreal conditional sentence always begins with если бы..., i.e. бы always immediately follows если. However, I recently came across the following examples that indicate that there ...
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Is the construction “если бы она была, то верь, что они успеют” grammatical?

I was taught that hypothetical conditional statements in Russian always require the past tense and the hypothetical marker "бы" both in the main clause and dependent clause, like in the example below: ...
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Is “если есть” a kind of tautology?

Wiktionary says that the word если ("if") originated from есть ли (literally "whether is"): Происходит от стар. естьли (ещё у Карамзина), ср.: укр. єсли, польск. jeśli, др.-польск. jestli, чешск. ...
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What does “буде будет” mean?

Browsing the Internet, I saw the following sentence in a text: (1) То, что буде будет считаться стильным и модным, какой принт стоит выбрать и как все это сочетать в нашем сегодняшнем фотогиде. (...
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Conditional sentences about unfulfilled past situations

Let us compare the following two sentences: (1) If I had enough money with me, I would order shark fin soup. (2) If I had had enough money with me, I would have ordered shark fin soup. Both ...
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Future conditionals with the reversed chronological order

Let's suppose I need to convey the following idea: If you do X in the future, I do Y in the future, with one important subtlety: Y is physically done earlier than X is. I am blushing as I feel I may ...
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'Надо было бы' - present or past conditional?

Что бы ты выбрал, если тебе надо было бы писать видео про это каждый день? If I understand correctly, 'Что бы ты выбрал' can mean both 'what would you choose' in present conditional and 'what would ...
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“Бы” as colloquial conditional

I've seen the following expressions: Пошёл бы ты работать! Получить бы работу в этой компании! My textbook translates them as "You should get a job!" and "It would be nice to get a job with ...