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    Why use If I were and not If I was? When do I use it beyond this example?

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    Wink Re: If I were

    hi dominic,
    last time we had a discussion in my school about your question...
    as you say.......they both are right
    But I'd rather use "If I were you..." because in that case it's impossible to be someone else.
    Maybe you ever heard of "Conditionals".........
    I'll give you some examples:
    If you wore (past tense of "wear") that dress, you would look like your grandma.
    If I had a cold like you, I would stay in bed.
    If I were you, I wouldn't do that.
    If I were you, I would tell him.
    hope that helped


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