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  1. B45
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    I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during my

    I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during my childhood.

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    I would use "'were". It calls for the subjunctive.

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    But would was be wrong?

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    I learned elsewhere that 'was' can also be the past subjunctive, but I don't know whether it is right or wrong.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    That depends one's version of English. It would be wrong in mine.

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    "Was" is not subjunctive there.

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    But would was be wrong?
    No. Both versions are correct. You can use whichever you prefer.

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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    Alternative sentence:

    I grew up with Batman, and it felt as if he were always alongside (with) me throughout my childhood.


    Were you Robin?



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    Last edited by lotus888; 16-Apr-2015 at 04:54.

  8. B45
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    Re: I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during

    Haha. No, I always wanted to be Batman!

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