Element FORM/USE: 'IF IT WERE' + 'TO'-INFINITIVE FORM, FORMAL
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'If it were' + 'to-' infinitive to introduce conditions in formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example If it were to be published, the first issue would probably include a small introduction about the people who helped in the creation of the magazine. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2001; Greek; Pass)

However displacing such a number of commuters will need a lot of planning and a very good infrastructure if it were to succeed. (South Africa; C2 MASTERY; 2010; English)
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