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    Question was/were

    whats the difference with "I was" and "I were".

    I have read books with both being used..so i am not sure what's right and what's wrong.


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    Re: was/were

    In general 'was' is used with singular pronouns - I, he, she, it. Were is used with plural pronouns you, we, they (you agrees with plural even when it refers to just one person).

    However, when the situation described is unreal such as in the second conditional were is usually used with both singular and plural pronouns.

    For example

    If I were the President of the United States, I would ...

    I hope that helps

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