View Poll Results: Which do you use?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Which do you use?

    Both are correct, IMO, but I grew up with 'were'.

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    Will Guest

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    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.

    Sorry.

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    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.

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    Will Guest

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    '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.

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    It's natural to my ear but not my mouth.

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    Will Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's natural to my ear but not my mouth.
    What? "If it were..." or "If it was..."?

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    'Was'

    'Were' sounds fine and speaks fine. ;-0

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    Will Guest

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    Ah, I see.

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    I voted for Was
    But i realize i use Were

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    I don't think you can change your vote in these polls. ;-(

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