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    conditionals

    If I were you
    Can we put ,for example, if I were your mother, if I were Ali or not?
    Can we use might with this structure?
    If I were you, I might go to the party?

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    Re: conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    If I were you
    Can we put ,for example, if I were your mother, if I were Ali or not?
    Can we use might with this structure?
    If I were you, I might go to the party?
    You can put anyone or anything after "If I were ..."

    If I were your mother, I would not have married your father.
    If I were Ali, I would go to bed earlier and get more sleep.
    If I were a cat, I would just sleep all day.
    If I were you, I would revise more for those exams.

    If I were John, I might be a little worried about my job right now.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    Can we use might with this structure? If I were you, I might go to the party?
    You can use several modals in such conditional sentences:

    If I were you, I would (definitely) go to the party.
    If I were you, I might (possibly) go to the party.
    If I had a work green card, I could (would be able to) work in the USA.

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    Re: conditionals

    Yes you can also use might in your sentence, but as my friend @5jj explained, you can only use that with condition when their is only possibility for that thing to happen and not confirmed.

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    Re: conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by alenjones23 View Post
    Yes, you can also use "might" in your sentence but, as my friend @5jj explained, you can only use that with the conditional when their there is only the possibility for of that thing to happen happening and it is not confirmed.
    Alenjones23 - please see the corrections I have made to your post. Please remember that the forum rules ask that you point out if you are not a teacher. I realise that your member profile says that your native language is English but, given the corrections which were necessary to your post, it would not be helpful for a learner to read your post and think that it is a good example of acceptable English.

    I would also like to point out that I don't necessarily agree with your suggestion as a blanket statement.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: conditionals

    If I were your mother, if I were Ali...

    If I were you, I might go to the party.

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