The thin husband retorts that his child is an only son, meaning that, should he die at the front, a father’s grief would be all the more profound. The other man refuses to see that this makes any difference. “You may spoil your son with excessive attentions, but you cannot love...
If he dies, , a father’s grief would be all the more profound
If he died, , a father’s grief would be all the more profound
Would you please tell me if the bold parts mean the same thing?-- I think the bold parts or sentences are conditional sentences.
What about italic sentence?
Any comment would be appreciated