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A can't be done; but if it could; then B
Usually shows the subject's wishes or feelings about what they'd like to do.
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    える もの なら  ぜひ     きたい  
If I can, I really want to go see her.
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      しんでいる   われる ものなら  わって やりたい  
My son is suffering from disease. I would exchange places with him if I could.
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ああ  もう   あの    える ものなら  
Oh, if only I could meet her once more!

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できるものなら、10えたい。
If it were possible, I'd like to go back ten years and teach myself many things.
8 years ago (1) (1)
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Construction
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AVerb: Potential
+
もの/もん
+
なら
~
BVerb: たい-form (Want to..)
Examples:
できるものならとびたい (If I could I'd like to fly)

もの v. もん
もん is a casual form of もの


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Years Studied: 5
Studying: JLPT N1
Level: 1, : 530
There is also a casual (informal) construction possible:
Verb: Potential + もん + なら + Verb: たい

できるもんなら、おいしいりたい。
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10 years ago
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Thanks!
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10 years ago
Level: 5, : 1

I got the sentence 「あのるものなら、どんなおしくはない。」
Shouldn't る be れる according to the rule that you need a potential verb?

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6 months ago
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Level: 26, : 4,177

Looks like a mistake - where did you see this? In the grammar quizzing, sentence quizzing, or elsewhere?

Just found it and fixed it!

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6 months ago (Edited 6 months ago.)



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