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    1. What will you do when you are in my shoes?

    2. What would you do if you were in my shoes?

    Should 'would' and 'were' should be used instead in sentence 1?
    I believe with the 'if', the second sentence is correct.

    Thanks in advance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. What will you do when you are in my shoes?

    2. What would you do if you were in my shoes?

    Should 'would' and 'were' should be used instead in sentence 1?
    I believe with the 'if', the second sentence is correct.

    Thanks in advance..
    Grammatically both are correct.

    But second sentence is correct in this situation. [You are right]

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    Default Re: conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. What will you do when you are in my shoes?

    2. What would you do if you were in my shoes?

    Should 'would' and 'were' should be used instead in sentence 1?
    I believe with the 'if', the second sentence is correct.

    Thanks in advance..
    2 is correct. 1 is possible, but only in the limited context of someone handing over responsibility - 'when you are in my shoes' refers to something that will definitely happen [for example, after a person who is about to retire has left a company - a younger colleague will be 'in his shoes'], and 'What will you do?' is a reasonable thing to ask in those circumstances.


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    Thanks for your replies.

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