Element FORM/USE: 'WERE' + PRONOUN + 'TO' INFINITIVE, FORMAL
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat subordinated
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'Were' + pronoun + 'to' infinitive to introduce a condition, in formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example Were I to choose one of them, I would select the last one, so that I could have the opportunity to take part in my favourite radio station's programme. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 2005; Greek; Fail)

Were you to need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 1998; French; Fail)

Were we to give them this opportunity, it would not only be a great advantage for them but for the future of our society as well. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 2003; Greek; Pass)

Were they to be paid a sufficient sum, say, equivalent or even more than their current pay-check, they would be inclined to give up their jobs. (Cyprus; C2 MASTERY; 2000; Greek; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments Note this is instead of 'If' + pronoun + 'were to' infinitiveā€¦ so it involves ellipsis and inversion.

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