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"It doesn't matter to me if you were a thief, I'd still love you the same way."

Does this question follow the rules of how the 2nd conditional should be used? If we changed the highlighted doesn't to wouldn't, would the meaning of the sentence still be the same? How do you interpret the sentence?

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I interpret the original sentence as not-quite-grammatical.

"It doesn't matter to me if you were a thief..."

I don't know what it means. doesn't and if you were don't jibe. I want to change it to either

It doesn't matter to me that you were a thief...

or

It wouldn't matter to me if you were a thief...

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  • "It doesn't matter to me if you are a thief," / _"It didn't matter to me that you were a thief." – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Sep 7 '16 at 19:41

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