I would use "'were". It calls for the subjunctive.
I grew up with BATMAN and it was as if he were/was there alongside with me during my childhood.
Are both okay here?
But would was be wrong?
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.
I grew up with Batman, and it felt as if he were always alongside (with) me throughout my childhood.
Were you Robin?
Last edited by lotus888; 16-Apr-2015 at 03:54.
Haha. No, I always wanted to be Batman!