If I were you
We often use the structure If I were you --- to give advice.
- If I were you, I would accept that job.
If I was you --- is also possible, but some people consider it incorrect.
If only ---! means the same as I wish ---
After if only ---! we use a past tense to talk about the present.
- If only I was better-looking!
We can use were instead of was.
- If only I were better looking.
To refer to the future, we use would + infinitive.
- If only it would stop raining, we could go out.
To refer to the past, we use had + past participle.
- If only she hadnt told the police, everything would have been all right.
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