http://www.engVid.com/ Do you know how to properly use the words IF, WILL, WOULD, and WERE in English? Most of my students just treat all of these words the same way, and don't use them properly... until they take my class. Now that class is made available to you. If you watch it, you will learn.
hello teacher could you please tell me what is the difference between alright and all right,, actually l've watched your class about these two but today I just asked a native English about this case but he told me they havaa same meaning just the different is a writing nothing else :’( actually I confused in English not just this more other words that I've learned from YOU
quote from grammar book:
If I were / if I was
After if and wish, you can use were instead of was (if I were / I wish it were etc.).
If I was / I wish it was are also possible. So you can say:
- If I were you, I wouldn't buy that coat. or If I was you, ...
- I'd go for a walk if it weren't so cold. or ... if it wasn't so cold.
- I wish she were here. or I wish she was here.
end of quote.
So "I was" also possible but not common I think.
Hello, i have a question. James told us that If+were/would means that it is imaginary. My question is, after that would do i need to use past verb or present verb. for example:
If she were a good person, she would never cheated on you. or if she were a good person, she would never cheat on you. thank you very much.
Hi i ineed to understanding so grammar and thanks miss Ranny
Conditional and subjunctive
Conditional 1 progressive /continuous
Conditional l 11 progressive contiuous
I hope u miss Ranny u can teach me thses grammar
James, you are a wonderful teacher. This lesson is so good.
Please, I confuse now between subjuntive mood and conditional mood. The both use "IF" and "WERE" instead "WAS".
For exemple this sentens: IF I WERE RICH, I WOULD BUY A CAR. is it in subjunctif or in conditional?
i think ....why the English so hard to learned is..... it spelling is different with the pronunciation...in other hand ...my native language (The Indonesian) easier to learned because the spelling = the pronunciation.
I think so, some ppl say that " if i were " form is the only one correct and acceptable whereas i did have a word to others and they used " i was " form as so often as " i were" and have said that was equally appropriate and interchangeable