Poll: If I ____ you, I would not have done that.

If I ____ you, I would not have done that.

were
had been

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  • Added: February 2007

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Linda

What has happened to the subjunctive in English? Here, at least, it's an option ("were"), but I would have guessed that the question would have asked for choosing between "were" and "was." I almost never hear someone use "were." For example, "If I were leaving tomorrow, I would be packing right now." Most people seem to use "was." Grrr.

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