Hello-hello! Today I’m gonna tell you about the idiom ‘To be in somebody’s shoes’. If I were in your shoes, I would do this. And if you were in my shoes, you would do something else.
We use this idiom to give advice. It’s the same that ‘If I were in your situation or If I were you. So now we use ‘If I were in your shoes, I would do something differently’, for example.
We use this idiom in conditional type 2. In conditionals – in sentences with ‘if’ I mean we always use ‘were’, not ‘was’. So I will give you some examples.
‘– I’m so fat! What should I do? – If I were in your shoes, I would stop eating chips before sleep’ – Thanks for your suggestion. You’re so kind)
And another example is about job. ‘– I’m so tired of my work. I think my boss doesn’t like me! – If I were in your shoes, I would try to work harder. Maybe your boss would like you more’.
And another suggestion is about relationship. ‘– I think my boyfriend doesn’t love me! – If I were in your shoes, I would try to find another boyfriend’ – best friend’s suggestion. As always)
Let’s check out the video!
‘If I were in your shoes
I’d whisper before I shout
Can’t you stop playing that record again
Find somebody else to talk about
If I were in your shoes
I’d worry of the effects
You’ve had your say but now it’s my turn
Sweet dreams my LA ex.
That’s all for today. I hope that was interesting for you. Bye-bye! See you next time.
Using ‘If I were in you shoes’ give your advice for such problems:
- I think my boss is going to fire me very soon. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
- Lately I’ve been having a lot of headaches.
- I need to lose 5 kg during one month!
- I have troubles with my sleep. First I can’t fall asleep and in the morning I can’t wake up.
- I need a boyfriend/girlfriend. Where can I meet one?
- Whose advice do you listen to most?
- Do you take seriously what other people tell you or do you only trust your own opinion?