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    If I were

    Dear Teacher

    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' ?

    Thank you very much.

    With best wishes

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    Re: If I were

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Dear Teacher

    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' ?

    Thank you very much.

    With best wishes
    "met" is correct.

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    Re: If I were

    To give money ,u should know some people in the past.So its past tense

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    Re: If I were

    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.

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    Re: If I were

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    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.
    I'm trying to understand the meaning of your sentence. I know that Conditional type 2 describes an event unlikely to happen and refers to the present and future. But here I write "met" and understand "meet".

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