I would like to know the correct grammar for a specific sentence:

If I tell you/If I would tell you/ If I were to tell you, please promise not to think ill of me.

Which choice would count as the most grammatically correct?

Thank you!

1 Answer 1


If I would tell you implies that the speaker will not tell the addressed person.

If I were to tell you draws a hypothetical scenario in the future.

If I tell you is the most direct one, that shows a link between the telling, and the thinking ill.

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