Re: The reason of "I were" in first person singular past subjunctive
Thank you for the information.
Originally Posted by Tdol
It is often believed that things are more conservative in UK than in US, however, when it comes to the English language, UK sometimes looks more radical: When Americans still use "I suggest that he do it", Br English speakers say "I suggest that he should do it", and here the difference of WAS-WERE usage tendency.
At least, I have to keep in mind that, if a student writes "I wish I was", I should never tell him that's wrong.