I would like some toast if you are making some.

JungKim

Senior Member
Korean
Context: Speaker doesn't know if "you" are making any toast.
(1) I would like some toast if you are making some. I'm starving.
(2) I would like some toast if you were making some. I'm starving.

I think (1) is okay.
Is (2) also possible in the same context?

If not, is (2) possible in any context?
 
  • NLmarkSE

    Senior Member
    Dutch (the Nederlands)
    Yes, I believe both are fine but in different contexts. #1 implies that you know that the person you're talking to is making toast. In case #2, he has already made the toast, and you're unsure whether or not the toast has already been eaten by someone else.
     
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