rganetzky at madison.k12.wi.us
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"If I were you" is no problem, but some of the other was/weres do
>bother people. And the "they" for "one child" example is accepted in some
>places now... though I, being a stick in the mud, don't use it.
But "If I was you" is a problem because "I" can never be "You" and
therefore one should use "I were" because were is the subjunctive case.
(Why English chooses to use the past plural for subjunctive singular
Emilene Bird Vivian Starr
~Magic is real, unless it's integer~ (Richard Cook)
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