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If he were not vs If he was not
"He wouldn't have told us this made-up story, If he were not a liar."
Is it possible to say "If he was not a liar"?
Re: If he were not vs If he was not
We frequently hear was instead of were. Were, however, is the correct form, as the subjunctive should be used when we are talking about a condition which is contrary to fact.
Originally Posted by ostap77