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    Verb

    Need assistance.

    Why do we say "If I were you, I would have...

    Why don't we say "If I was you, I would have...

    Please explain this rule. Your help is very much appreciated

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    Re: Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by CamilaArias View Post
    I need assistance.

    Why do we say "If I were you, I would have..."?

    Why don't we say "If I was you, I would have..."?

    Please explain this rule. Your help is very much appreciated.
    Welcome to the forum.

    It's called the "subjunctive mood". You will be able to find lots of information in your grammar books and online about it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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