if I were (someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of if I were (someone)

used when expressing an opinion as to how another person should act or behave
  • I'd study more if I were you.
  • If I were him, I'd go see a doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

were
  1. : past tense second-person singular, past tense plural, and past subjunctive of be

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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