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Suppose I am talking to a friend and want to point out that he needs to wash his face before attending an interview. Which of these would be correct?

If I were you, I would wash your face before attending an interview.

or

If I were you, I would wash my face before attending an interview.

The second one "feels" correct, but I am not actually washing my face so it feels a bit odd to say.

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The second is correct:

If I were you, I would wash my face before attending an interview.

This is because by using If I were you you are putting yourself in that position and saying what you would do- you would wash your face in that situation.

IF you don't wish to tell what you would do and simply state what they should do just say:

You should wash your face before you go.

Or perhaps a combination of the two:

You should wash your face before you go. I would.

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