Poll: I said that if it ____ ready by Monday, I would cancel the order.

I said that if it ____ ready by Monday, I would cancel the order.

wasn't
weren't
Either could be used.

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  • Added: January 2013

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Comments:

richard

it being singular will go with "wasn't"...

rouyer

In every day English, "it was not" is what I would certainly use. In a more literary mode " it were not" could be used.

2083

AS it is reported speech, "wasn't" sounds better to me.

Gary

The sentence calls for the subjunctive, so 'weren't' is technically correct, though in spoken speech, it's infrequently used.

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