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    If I were to vs If + past tense

    Refer to unreal situation, both sentences are talking about an imaginary action, to which the result is subject, is unlikely to happen.

    Would you please advise the difference between the two sentences below.

    1. If they were to hold an election now, the Democrats would undoubtedly win.

    2. If they held an election now, the Democrats would undoubtedly win. (If clause type II)
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    Re: If I were to vs If + past tense

    They have the same meaning.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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