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    Conditional type 2

    Hi

    could you please tell me which form of this sentence is correct?

    "It would be better if you asked me how awfull I am / was at remembering people's birthdays."

    Or

    "If I were you I would asked how awful I am / was at remembering ..."

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Conditional type 2

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1141043
    After reading the above, I think 'am' refers to the present and 'was' refers to the present or the past.

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    Re: Conditional type 2

    For example I am using this sentence in the response of a question that just an interviewer asked me. She asked : how good are you at remembering people's birthdays?
    answer: if I were you I would ask how awful I am at remembering ...

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    Re: Conditional type 2

    'If I were you, I would have asked how poor I was at remembering people's birthdays.'

    I am not a teacher. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Re: Conditional type 2

    I could make an argument for both but naturally, I would say "If I were you, I would ask how poor I am at remembering people's birthdays".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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