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This may be a correct vs. more correct situation.

“If life was simple, we’d never grow.”

I wonder if this should be "were" or "was." "Were" is used for unreal conditionals, so when looking up “if life…” then “were” normally shows up. But I wonder if “was” would actually be correct here because life being simple is a possibility for some and not for others, so there’s duality to the meaning. It could be simple for some and complex for others.

marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, Laurel, Hellion, Edwin Ashworth, choster Nov 9 '17 at 0:19

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  • There is a wealth of information in the previous answers to the questions of which this is a duplicate. – Nigel J Nov 8 '17 at 23:45