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  • God knows that I would follow you if that is what you wanted.

This is a quote from a song called "God knows" (from an anime, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya).

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Why is "would" is used here though "is" is used in the if-clause.

I learnt at school that you use "would" in the main clause and the past tense in the if-clause when you refer to something not true. So, according to what I learnt, it should be

  • "I would follow you if that was what you want"

or

  • "I will follow you if that is what you want".
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