"Were to" is used to describe that the conditional "if" clause is very unlikely to happen. Only "if" is used with "were to" conditionals because it is describing a hypothetical or imaginary situation. You cannot use "when" in these sentences.
Directions: Choose the correct answer
1) If he were to __________ the election, he would be living in the Governor's Mansion today.
2) If we were to have __________ enough money last month, we would be going on a field trip this week.
3) If I were to have __________ to my stockbroker, I would have bought those stocks last year.
4) If she were to __________ a ride to work, I would give her a ride every day.
5) If they were to __________ to the concert this Saturday, they would need a ride to the arena.
Directions: Choose the correct answer.
1) If she __________ married, her family would be shocked.
a. were to get
b. was to get
2) If they __________ the oldest building in the city, people would be protesting.
a. was demolishing
b. were to demolish
3) If an earthquake __________ this small village, everything would be destroyed.
a. were to hit
b. had hitted
4) If he __________ a raise last month, he would have been happier at work.
a. were getting
b. were to have gotten
5) If she __________ their date tonight, he would not ask her out again.
a. were to cancel
b. was canceled.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) a. win
2) b. raised
3) b. listened
4) a. need
5) a. go
Quiz 2 Answers
1) a. were to get
2) b. were to demolish
3) a. were to hit
4) b. were to have gotten
5) a. were to cancel