If, perchance, you can't remember your grammar, flunked third grade (or have achieved such a great age that you no longer remember attending it), but love music, there is hope for you yet! Just HUM a folk song, running the lyrics through your head.
If our uneducated classes of yesteryear could handle it, chances are, so can you.
Take subjunctive, for instance. Oh, PLEASE take subjunctive! Cold, hard facts = cold, hard language (indicative tense)
But the realm of the dreamer, wishes, aspirations, conditions that are not or might be the opposite of cold, hard reality, areas that are not subject to the dictates of reality = use the opposite - plural - verb (subjunctive tense)
If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway? Would you have my baby?
If a tinker were my trade, would you still find me? Carrying the pots I made, following behind me...
From the song's writer, Tim Hardin in 1967, to Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter, to Bobby Darin, to The Four Tops, Harry Belafonte, The Pozo Seco Singers, Joan Baez, you name the famous group - they've probably done a version. Currently, my favorite version is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfa9
Even immigrants can do it - If I were a rich man...from Fiddler on the Roof - Here's a clip from that movie with subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHZFY
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. Climb oboard Pegasus and SOAR!