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    #1

    if

    Could one use:
    1-You'll never know the excitement of being in a place like this if you are someone like me.
    or:
    2-You'll never know the excitement of being in a place like this when you are someone like me.

    instead of:

    You'll never know the excitement someone like me feels when they are in a place like this.
    You'll never know how exciting being in a place like this is for someone like me.

    (I think 1 and 2 would usually mean: If you are someone like me, you'll never know the excitement of being in a place like this.)

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    #2

    Re: if

    Yes, you could, but I don't see 1 & 2 as exactly the same. The first potentially associates the reader with the feeling, while the second describes the speakers feeling without necessarily drawing the reader in.

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