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    #1

    Was or Were?

    Which is correct?

    1) I wish I were a boy.
    2) I wish I was a boy.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Was or Were?

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    Which is correct?

    1) I wish I were a boy.
    2) I wish I was a boy.

    Thank you!
    At school, I'd recommend using sentence #1.

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    #3

    Re: Was or Were?

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    Which is correct?

    1) I wish I were a boy.
    2) I wish I was a boy.

    Thank you!
    Both are correct.

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    #4

    Re: Was or Were?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    At school, I'd recommend using sentence #1.
    Yes, I would like to suggest no. 1 too...

    Were is sometimes used instead of `was' in certain structures, for example in conditional clauses or after the verb `wish'. (FORMAL)
    He told a diplomat that he might withdraw if he were allowed to keep part of a disputed oil field...

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    #5

    Re: Was or Were?

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    Which is correct?

    1) I wish I were a boy.
    2) I wish I was a boy.

    Thank you!
    No. 1.

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    #6

    Re: Was or Were?

    Both possible. AmE speakers, however, will tend to prefer #1.

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