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    "If I were you, I would have explained what happened."

    I have found these sentences, "If I were you, I would have enjoyed my vacation.", "If I were you, I would have explained what happened." So I think the structure of "If I were...., I would have p.p..." is also possible. Do you agree with the grammar? I really hope to hear from you again. Thank you so much as usual.





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    Re: "If I were you, I would have explained what happened."

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    I have found these sentences, "If I were you, I would have enjoyed my vacation.", "If I were you, I would have explained what happened." So I think the structure of "If I were...., I would have p.p..." is also possible. Do you agree with the grammar? I really hope to hear from you again. Thank you so much as usual.



    I would write those as "If I had been you, I would have..."

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    Re: "If I were you, I would have explained what happened."

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    I have found these sentences, "If I were you, I would have enjoyed my vacation.", "If I were you, I would have explained what happened." So I think the structure of "If I were...., I would have p.p..." is also possible. Do you agree with the grammar? I really hope to hear from you again. Thank you so much as usual.


    I think they sound OK as they stand, simply because I think "If I had been you" sounds strange to me. If it were something different like, "If I had been an agent, I would have known about time travel too," I'd use "If I had been ..."

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    Re: "If I were you, I would have explained what happened."

    Like Raymott, I would use If I were you there. However, I would not deduce a rule If I were ... I would have pp. It works for If I were you, but it's a special case because I can't be you at you any time. You can't say If I were there, I would have spoken to her.

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