Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
I'd say, at least in BrE, that the tendency is moving in the opposite direction- towards a wider acceptance of was. Exam boards like Cambridge dropped testing it years ago, for instance.
Thank you for the information.
Very interesting.
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.