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    as it were/was

    Hi,teachers.
    I was told that people would say "Hes a little on the large side, as it were.", which is a subjunctive.
    Can we say "Hes a little on the large side, as it was."?
    Regards.

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    Post Re: as it were/was

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Hi,teachers.
    I was told that people would say "Hes a little on the large side, as it were.", which is a subjunctive.
    Can we say "Hes a little on the large side, as it was."?
    Regards.
    I don't think so. As it were is an idiom and as such doesn't change much.


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    Re: as it were/was

    "Someone is on the large side."

    What does this mean?

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    Re: as it were/was

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    "Someone is on the large side."

    What does this mean?
    Overweight.

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