I wish I was / were offered that post

ratóncolorao

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Hello,

Could you please help me with this sentence?

“I wish I was / were offered that post.”

Should we use was or were?

Thanks for your help.
 

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Probably "I wish I had been offered that post."

I wish I were working in that position now.
 

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It's like If I were/was- purists prefer the subjunctive, but many speakers use was.
 

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But Americans are much more likely to be purists in that regard.
 

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It's common in BrE- we use the past subjunctive. It's the present subjunctive that doesn't get much use in the UK.
 

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Does it show up in set phrases like "If I were you" or am I more likely to hear "If I was you"?

And thanks. All I can hear now is "If I were a rich man," (and a bunch of humming).
 
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