Inversion pattern in conditional sentences

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Inversion pattern in conditional sentences

Post by Rasoul » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:20 am

When we say :
Were I to go to the party, I would buy new clothes.
Why we couldn't use am instead of were?

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Re: Inversion pattern in conditional sentences

Post by Alan » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:06 am

Because this inverted construction, an unreal hypothetical conditional, exists only in the past subjunctive.

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