1. If you are lost
  2. If you get lost

I think "are" sounds stative and "get" sounds dynamic.

So what difference do they both actually make?

"If you are lost" can be a repeated or unchanging action - what would be the difference in that case?

  • I've edited your question to try to make what you are asking more clear. I included the text from the answer you posted because I think you meant for it to be part of your question. If it isn't quite right, it's OK to edit my changes.
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    Mar 28, 2017 at 19:51

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If you are lost

This means that you currently are lost at this moment in time.

If you get lost

This means if you end up lost at some point in the future.

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