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If I Was

If I Was

It was co-written by ure and danny mitchell (of ultravoxs tour opening band messengers), and released as the first single from ures first solo album the gift. It reached 1 on the uk singles chart for one week in september 1985.

“If I Was” vs. “If I Were”: Which One Is Correct? |

The reason we use were instead of was is because the sentence is in the subjunctive mood which is used for hypothetical situations. This is a condition which is contrary to fact or reality (the fact is, i am not you). In the subjunctive mood we use if i he she it were for the verb to be.

The question of whether to use if i was or if i were is a question of mood, which, in grammarspeak, refers to the way in which a verb expresses an action or state of being. In the english language, sentences can take on three different moods indicative this is the most common mood and the easiest to understand. The indicative mood makes statements or asks questions my little brother is.

  they mean exactly the same thing, although if i was hypothetical situation is considered by many to be gramatically incorrect and is not acceptable in more formal (particularly written) contexts.

If I Was

As a general rule, use if i was adjective present tense (in the then clause). Each sentence above is true or real and the then clause has the result of the if clause. For example, if i wasnt clear (which perhaps i wasnt) so i apologize.

Which is correct: "if I was" or "if I were"? And why?

  you may or may not have heard of this grammatical tense (its not taught very often in english studies when english is your first language), but you probably use it.

It was co-written by ure and danny mitchell (of ultravoxs tour opening band messengers), and released as the first single from ures first solo album the gift. It reached 1 on the uk singles chart for one week in september 1985.

If I Was

These three different 12s with the same cat might have been issued at the same time, but i bought the white artwork label edition the minute it was imported to sweden, even before it became a 1 hit in the uk.

  the use of if i she he was is correct when used to express something that was always true in a certain situation in the past.

If I Was