if I were you

This page is about the idiom if I were you.

Meaning: You can say "if I were you" when giving advice to someone.

For example:

  • It looks like rain. I'd take an umbrella if I were you.

  • If I were you, I'd eat a lot more fruit and vegetables and a lot less meat.

Quick Quiz:

After I'd failed my fitness test, the instructor said, "If I were you,

a. I wouldn't be me."

b. I'd try to get onto the Olympic team."

c. I'd work harder in the gym."

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Contributor: Matt Errey