"I wish I were blind when I see you with your man"
Please can you explain it is mistake or some special meaning?
Ha ha ha
I know what it means. Sorry I didn't explain my question correctly.
I am asking about was were
it should be "I wish I was" instead of "I wish I were"
both "was" and "were" correct?
Oh, the delights of the subjunctive!
I wish I were...
If only I were...
If I were...
You will certainly hear "If I was..." etc in BrE very regularly and no-one will have the slightest idea that it's technically wrong. In fact, if you mention the subjunctive to most native BrE speakers, they will give you a blank stare and run away. We don't learn grammar (or at least we don't learn the terminology) unless we start learning a foreign language.
(1) I respectfully suggest that you use If I / he/ she / it were
whenever you speak about something that is not true:
If I were handsome (I'm not), I would have many girlfriends.
If Tom were a teacher (He's actually a mechanic), he would be very popular because he is very patient and kind.
If today were Sunday (It's actually Tuesday), I would go to church.
(2) I respectfully suggest that you use If I/ he/ she/ it was
whenever you are talking about something that possibly happened in
Joe: Why are you angry with me?
Martha: Because you were rude to me yesterday.
Joe: Really? Well, if I was rude to you yesterday (it is possible
because sometimes I am rude to people without knowing it), I wish to
Mona: Was Ralph at yesterday's party?
Tony: Yes, he was.
Mona: Well, if he was there, I certainly did not see him. (It is possible
Ralph attended the party, but there were so many people there that
Mona never saw him.)
This is a great explanation - simple and clear. I'm filing it for future reference!
The answer like it is correct or not correct is not answer for me.
The same was when I studed in uni, If I did wrong the doctor said "forget about it". But why should I forget? I need to know the problem from inside to avoid making any mistakes in future.
TheParser, thank you for your answer and full explaination.