Dear Patty T
1) If I were you, I would hire him.
=Since I am not you, I will not hire you.
As you said before, the if clause can be rewritten to the since clause like above. Do you think that the if clause below can be rewritten to Since I am not you, I will hire him.?
2) If I were you, I would not hire him.
=Since I am not you, I will hire him.
I think that the two sentences in #2 do not mean the same. What do you think?
Thak you so much in advance.
I have realized If I were you, I would not hire him can mean both Since I am not you, I will hire him and and just a sugesstion, right?
Oh, you are making my brain hurt, Hans! ;-)
I don't know if I can add clarity to this for you. In # 1 above, I would take out the equal sign and replace it with something that means these two things can be the same but don't have to be. What I was trying to get across was that the original sentence could be followed by:
Since I am not you, I will not hire him.
Since I am not you, I will hire him myself!
Now, for your #2 ...
I suppose it works the same way. Since I am not you, I will or will not hire him.
I don't think my answer helped much. Sorry.
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