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    What auxiliary verbs should i use "IF" include in a sentence

    when a sentence has "IF", what auxiliary verbs should i use?

    for an example: if i were you, i would not go out.

    how about if i translate it to " if i am you, i will not go out."

    either or neither the sentences correct?

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    Re: What auxiliary verbs should i use "IF" include in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    when a sentence has "IF", what auxiliary verbs should i use?

    for an example: if i were you, i would not go out.

    how about if i translate it to " if i am you, i will not go out."

    either or neither the sentences correct?
    You're not me, so 'If I am you' is incorrect. Yopu cannot be me, but you can imagine being me. The form 'If I were you' shows that you are imagining something.

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