"If I were you,"
If I were a bird, I could fly to you means As I am not a bird, I can't fly to you but If I were you, I would hire him does not mean As I am not you, I will not hire him, right?
What do you experts think? Thank you so much in advance.
No, not right.
You can infer similar meaning from both.
Since I am not a bird, I can't fly to you like a bird. But I might fly to you on an airplane.
Since I am not you, I can't hire him. This assumes that "you" is the hiring manager for the position. But I might hire him for my own department.
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