LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||17/NOV/2008 4:37 PM|
|Assunto:||If I were/if I was|
According to Raymond Murphy in his English Grammar in Use (2nd. edition CUP) page 76, entry C:
"After if and wish you can use were instead of was (if I were/ I wish it were etc.) So you can say:
1-If I were you, I wouldn't buy that coat. or If I was you I wouldn't buy that coat.
2- I'd go if it weren't raining or I'd go out if it wasn't raining
3- I wish it were possible or I wish it was possible."
So it depends on the grammarian and/or grammar book you are basing on to justify your choice.
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