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    #1

    If I were a doctor...

    Are the following sentences correct and they have same grammatical meaning?

    If I were a doctor I would cure many people.
    If I were a doctor I were to cure many people.
    Last edited by shahjehansoomro; 14-May-2016 at 15:35. Reason: Forgot to put a

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    #2

    Re: Use of Subjunctive Mood

    The first would be correct if it said a doctor. The second is incorrect.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Use of Subjunctive Mood

    Actually I read the second sentence structure on net'I were to cure many people' as the advanced english grammar link in Google search.

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    #4

    Re: Use of Subjunctive Mood

    shahjehansoomro, I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    'I were to cure many people'
    may well have a place in another context, but it doesn't work in your sentence.

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    #5

    Re: If I were a doctor...

    You need a comma between the two clauses.

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    #6

    Re: If I were a doctor...

    Last edited by Piscean; 14-May-2016 at 22:30. Reason: typo

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    #7

    Re: Use of Subjunctive Mood

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post
    Actually I read the second sentence structure on net'I were to cure many people' as the advanced english grammar link in Google search.
    You can use If I were to in the if-clause, but you have used it in the second part.

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    #8

    Re: If I were a doctor...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Not just a double post - two different usernames.

    Shahjehansoomro, it appears you have two accounts. Is that correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I were a doctor...

    Yes I had forgotten a password for my first account therefore I made another account.

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    #10

    Re: Use of Subjunctive Mood

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can use If I were to in the if-clause, but you have used it in the second part.
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    If I were to cure many people, I would earn a lot.

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