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Was & Were Usage in Conditional Sentence

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2012 12:43 am
My teacher at school told us to always use "were" in conditional sentences, like "if i WERE you, i would be..." and "if she WERE not sick, she would come."

But i sometimes find conditional sentences that use "was" for the subject he/she/it/name, like "if she WAS not sick,..."
So, actually, can I use "was"?
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Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2012 10:31 am
@angelkikik,
Using "was" in place of "were" in conditional sentences is not standard.

Stick to "were."
angelkikik
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 08:12 am
@InfraBlue,
Oh, okay then. Thank you!!
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