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    was/were want/wont

    Is it if I was or if I were?

    We use the word want if we desire something or need to be included?
    We use the word won’t if we don’t desire something?


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    Re: was/were want/wont

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Is it if I was or if I were?

    We use the word want if we desire something or need to be included?
    We use the word won’t if we don’t desire something?
    #1 Correctly "If I were", but frequent colloquial use of "If I was".

    #2 Yes - want = to feel the need for something. {being included could be something we want}

    #3 "won't" is an elision of "will not" = refuse to do something/decide not to do something {I will not / won't get up today]

    Ms Nyree - could you number your questions? It makes it easier to see what to answer. Thank you.

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