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  1. Anonymous
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    was/were

    I know that was is used for singular nouns and were is for plural, but what if you're using a singular noun in the past perfect tense? In the following sentence, which would be correct, was or were?

    If only choosing a career were that clear-cut!

    Thank you!

    Teena

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    They are both correct- many use 'was' because it is singular, but other, more formally, use the past subjunctive, 'were'.

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