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If I were a millionaire, I would give money to every beggar I meet / met.
Which is the correct verb to use, 'meet' or 'met' ?
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To give money ,u should know some people in the past.So its past tense
I think that when a sentence begins with a dependent if clause that describes an event unlikely to happen (as this one does), then the independent clause describing the effect of the first clause should be in the subjunctive mood. The present subjunctive mood requires that verbs be used in their base form.
"If I were a millionaire (ha! I'm a teacher), I would give money to every beggar I meet.