What type of conditional is if I were you?
This can be in past tense or in a conditional present. Here are some examples: “If I were you, I would enjoy my vacation.” “If I were you, I would explain what happened.”
What is the meaning of if I had been?
This means I think in the past you did not study very much and that is why you did not pass the test. For example: If I had been you, I would have studied harder. This means that I think you did not study very hard, but you should have (in the past).
What’s the difference between if I were and if I was?
“I were” is called the subjunctive mood, and is used when you’re are talking about something that isn’t true or when you wish something was true. If she was feeling sick… <– It is possible or probable that she was feeling sick. “I was” is for things that could have happened in the past or now.
What are the 5 conditional sentences?
5 Types of Conditional Sentences
|Conditional sentence type||When to use|
|Type 1||A possible situation and the result|
|Type 2||A hypothetical condition and its possible result|
|Type 3||An impossible past situation and its result in the past|
|Mixed Conditionals||An impossible past situation and its result in the present|
What is the difference between was and had been?
Had/has/have been is usually used for something that was done in the past and still applies (multiple events). Was/were usually applies to something done in the past that no longer applies (single event). Example: The well had been producing clean water.
When to use had and had been?
They are two different words that convey different meanings. The word ‘had’ is an auxiliary verb, and it is used in the past perfect tense. On the other hand, the word ‘had been’ is an auxiliary verb, and it is used in the past perfect continuous tense. This is the main difference between the two words.