يمكننا استخدام Were بدل If في الحالة الثانية كالتالي :
1- اذا كانت were أساسية في الجملة فنحذف If ونقدم were علي الفاعل
If he were rich, he could buy a car.
Were he rich, he could buy a car.
2- اذا كانت were غير أساسية فنحذف If ونبدأ بــــ Were ثم الفاعل ثم to+inf.
Were + sub to + inf
If he studied harder, he would succeed.
Were he to study harder, he would succeed.
If she invited me to the party, I would accept her invitation. (Were)
If she were more active, she would enjoy her life more. (Were)