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Which is correct: “what if there was” or “what if there were”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? Is this correct grammar? What if there was a Stack Overflow on… Shouldn't ...
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1answer
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“if it were possible” vs “if it was possible” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? " If it were possible, and it were possible to do..." that sounds wrong, ...
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4answers
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“Was” or “were” in subjunctive clauses [duplicate]

I'm not a native english speaker, so even though I'm decently proficient at it, I don't really "know the rules" sometimes, and this is one that's been confusing me for a long time. Which one is ...
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3answers
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“Wasn't” vs “weren't” [duplicate]

Which one would be correct? I wish it weren't raining today. I wish it wasn't raining today. I wish it were raining today. I wish it was raining today.
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1answer
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Wasn't and weren't? [duplicate]

"I would if I wasn't American." "I would if I weren't American." Which one is correct?
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3answers
16k views

“If I was really ugly” versus “if I were really ugly” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? I tweeted a little earlier today: I mean, if I was really ugly they would ...
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1answer
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“If it was” or “if it were”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? Should I say "If I were [something]" or "If I was [something]?" This came up ...
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1answer
46k views

“If I was to” vs. “If I were to” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? If I was to sum up my computer knowledge in one word, it would be “destitute”. If I were to sum up my ...
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2answers
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“If I were” or “If I was”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? “Was” versus “were”—word usage in Stack Overflow Ad ...
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1answer
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Which is correct? If I was or If I were for this particular sentence [duplicate]

Which is correct? 1) If I were a little taller, I would be able to reach the top of the shelf. 2) If I was a little taller, I would be able to reach the top of the shelf.
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1answer
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Which is grammatically correct: “if someone was starving” or “if someone were starving”? [duplicate]

Which sentence is more grammatically correct: If someone was starving on an island If someone were starving on an island
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1answer
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Correct usage of “were” or “was”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct? I am unsure whether to use "were" or "was" in the following instances Instance ...
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1answer
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If I was or If I were [duplicate]

I am perplexed at this sentence: If I was asked who I wanted to become, I could not give a specific answer Is it correct, or should I instead say If I were asked who I wanted to become, I ...
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1answer
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Should it be “If I were” or “If I was”? [duplicate]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "If I were a flower I would bloom" Or should it be "if I was"?
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1answer
13k views

if it wasn't for or if it weren't for? [duplicate]

I don't know what should to write with I would think you were bluffing if it, should it be wasn't or weren't for?

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