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    Is this sentence correct? If i were an instructor I wouldn't have taught this chapter. i.e with if i were should i use I would have?

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    hi,

    i am only a student

    it sounds pretty good to me

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    It's correct. However, it's not the case that we always use would have after if I were. It is being used here because the teaching of the chapter has already finished.

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    it is interesting. what if teaching the chapter hasn't started. assume teh teacher wants to teach the chapter should I say that : if I were u I wouldn't be teaching this chapter?

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    If it has yet to be taught, I would use 'If I were you, I wouldn't teach...'. I would use the progressive form if the other person is cuurently teaching it.

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