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What is better to say?
If I was/were????
Last edited by banderas; 05-Sep-2008 at 20:36.
"Were" is better, in many, but not all contexts .
if i were.. is used for hypothetical situation..
as per Learning English | BBC World Service
if i was.. was informal way of telling if i were..
but i feel there is subtle difference between the two.. if i was arrogant, i am sorry. i believe this sounds a bit the act for which the speaker did indeed enacted.
If i were arrogant, i would be sorry.. can incorporate not only the past act but also the hypothetical situation pertaining to a person's character..
i might be wrong though.. teachers, please confirm..
i am not a teacher:)