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    Exclamation "..if I were..."

    IŽd like to know why some times we have to use "I were" instead "I was". I'll be glad to recieve an answer... Thank you!


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    #2

    Re: "..if I were..."

    Quote Originally Posted by adf_email View Post
    IŽd like to know why sometimes we have to use "I were" instead of "I was". I'll be glad to recieve an answer... Thank you!
    I wish I were at home now.
    If only I were at home now!

    'Were' is the subjunctive form of the verb 'to be'. It is used to describe a hypothetical situation in the present. The speaker is away from home and imagines how good it would be if he were at home at this moment.


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    Re: "..if I were..."

    Thanks a lot!

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