Let's consider this situation: There was a test last Monday and I cheated on that test, so I tell a friend:
If the teacher found out, they would fail me.
and I also wanna tell my friend that the teacher might imply that they've found out about it and given me a fail grade already by winking, so I say:
If the teacher winked at me, that would mean they had failed me already.
does the last sentence express what I want to express?, if not, how do I express that in english?
If the teacher winked at me, I would know that they had failed me already
would the sentence above be correct even if at the moment of speaking the teacher hasn't failed me yet?, or does the action (failed) have to be done by the moment of speaking in order for the sentence to be correct?.
I'm assuming that the sentences above describe things that could happen, even if not probable.