View Poll Results: Which do you use?
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Which do you use?
Both are correct, IMO, but I grew up with 'were'.
AHHHHHHH !!! I need to change my vote. I wasn't think quite clearly, and I voted for "If I was..."
"If I were...." sounds correct. I grew up with it, too. Though, here in Ohio, I here "If I was..." a lot. Hence, my thinking it was correct. I feel that "If I were..." is correct.
I grew up being told that 'was' was incorrect and don't use it, but still favour 'were'. It's more of an affectation than anything, but I do have it.
'Was' just sounds wrong. Perhaps it's just me, but it doesn't seem right. Keep in mind I have no evidence to support this, but it just doesn't sound natural.
It's natural to my ear but not my mouth.
What? "If it were..." or "If it was..."?
Originally Posted by tdol
'Were' sounds fine and speaks fine. ;-0
I voted for Was
But i realize i use Were
I don't think you can change your vote in these polls. ;-(
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