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    Question "If I was you"

    I was doing a test on conditionals. One of the answers stated that "If I was you" is an acceptable conditional sentence. I thought that "If I were you" is the correct conditional sentence.

    Please advise.

    regards PK Chin

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    Re: "If I was you"

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    Hello, PK.

    For tests, 'If I were you' is usually the 'right' answer-- and it remains so for most careful writers. However, in informal English, 'was' is quite common, and is acknowledged by newer grammar books.
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