r.in english language second condition refers to things that are unlikely or impossible to be true, as in "if i were you, i would marry her." then, i am just wondering if people would use the second condition to show that they have no faith in another person.
Soppose there is a case of a desperate wife and her husband. The latter has never succeeded in remembering his better half's birthday. Would the wife say to the husband:"if you were to remember my birthday this year, i would appreciate it." yes. It's rather formal, but may be appropriate in the circumstances.
or "if you were going to present me with a birthday gift, i would be the happiest person in the world." although the later sounds a bit weird because it looks like it's in the past future tense.
yes it sounds weird, but not for the reason you mention. Perhaps "if you presented me with a birthday gift, i would be the happiest person in the world". (this looks like the past tense, but it's subjunctive).
now in another case, there's a school boy named john doe, who's in sixth form, and his teacher. A test has just been organized. After having the result, the teacher rushes into the classroom and announces:"you know what? The student who has the highest score in the test would be offered a free trip to india." no. "will be" works.
obviously quite excited about the announcement, john demands to know more about it. The teacher, having taught the boy for six years, knows well that john, for his lack of
hardworkshipdiligence, could not be the one and says:"if you had the highest score in the text, you would be offered the free trip." ok. Has the test been taken yet?
by doing so, the teacher expresses that he's strong about the fact that the boy has no chance. no he isn't. He's saying no more than what he said in the previous sentence.
do people speak like this in real life? No matter if you have or have not heared people use second condition like this, please tell me your opinion.
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