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    Smile Hello teachers

    Hello teachers,

    How are you today?

    I would like to ask you when do we use 'were to' in conditional clauses and can we use it in general instead of 'if' even when the conditional form is likely. Can you give me example.
    Can I say: Regarding the Bourgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline, potential benefits could increase if Bulgarian tankers were to transport the oil. (Having in mind that it can happen likely in general?)

    Best regards: Eli


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    Re: Hello teachers

    Hello Eli

    Take a look here ENGLISH PAGE - Were To. Let us know if you have more questions.

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    Note that were expresses a condition contrary to fact. The following reads as if potential benefits increasing in a bad thing:


    Regarding the Bourgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline, potential benefits could increase if Bulgarian tankers were to transport the oil.

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