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I've been reading a lot about the subjunctive mood lately, and everything seems clearer than it did some time ago, but I still have doubts regarding this mood. The other day I read the following sentence:
It's about time someone took my place. And I'd be honored if it was you.
So now I'm confused as to whether was or were is correct in this sentence.
I read that the subjunctive mood only exists in the present and past tense. I think that the troublesome sentence describes future: He would be honored if it was he who took his place. If this is the case then the subjunctive mood wouldn't apply here, and therefore "was" would be correct.
I would appreciate any help.