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.

  • 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