Re: If I didn't ask this question, it would make no difference to my academic results
'Was' is natural English for many native speakers of British English today. There are still some who regard it as sub-standard.
Originally Posted by nelson13
Even some of the people who use 'were' with 'I' use 'was' with other subjects. It is always correct to use 'were' in such cases, though it may sound stilted to some speakers.
but how about when the subject is not I, but a city, a car, etc.?
For example, a sentence: if the country was destroyed by a monster, we would all flee.
Would it be considered colloquial and be better if I
WAS to WERE?
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