Old title: Conditional patterns comparison
Recently, I stumbled on new grammar patterns using the conditional form the following way (and I could not find an explanation in any of my grammar books) :
- 動詞: 已然形＋ば＋連用形＋た＋で
- 形容詞: 已然形＋ば＋終止形＋で
- 形容動詞: 已然形＋ば＋語根＋で
- 名詞: であれば+ 名詞 ＋ で
The author of the website that explains this pattern says that the particles で can be replaced (in most case) by ほど.
In which case, で is better that ほど ?
I modify the question, what is the meaning of this pattern ?
The website which explains the pattern is here.