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Discussion in 'Chattery Teeth (Other)' started by Moderator, Mar 17, 2014.
A hair restoration commercial...
If you had your choice between going bald and a full head of hair, what would you choose?
I'd choose being a full head of hair.
This reminds me - we watched "Apt Pupil" tonight on DVD that I rented from the library - pretty good movie, actually.
I have to say, I related this very thing to the Easter dinner table today, and it was a big hit. Of course, I had to spell it out. But thank you!
Another thing that chaps my tugboat: borderline moron juveniles that fail a rambling statement and end with "so......yeah."
They probably eat them out of house and home - no wonder they're selling the wee buggers!
This is a cool thread. I didn't read all the way through it, so if this has been asked before, sorry.
What defines the proper use of "if I were" and "if I was?" I always assumed "if I were" refers to something hypothetical, and "if I was" refers to something that could have been true. But I've seen instances where that doesn't seem to be the case. Any advice would be great.
That is so cute!
Yeah,dunno what the critter is in his little van..cat,dog?
"If I were" is sort of a past-tense postulation that may or may not be ongoing.
"If I was" is also an overlap. Feels like a rumination about what might have been --> currently given a possible previous state.
I try to avoid such clunky communication.
I often fail.
It's a Nazi Furby.
I've found this at TheFreeDictionary.com (
which is correct ? was vs. were. - English Grammar - English - The Free Dictionary Language Forums
I feel silly even for asking this, but the issue has bothered me for years, and to this point, I've found no direct answer yet. I once wrote a similar sentence as what matches the second example, in a college paper, and my professor did not attempt to correct it.
So please, if you know why, and for what reasons, explain to me which answer of the following two sentences is correct.
1. "If I was smart, I would go to graduate school."
2. "If I were smart, I would go to graduate school."
For some reason, in my head, both sound somewhat acceptable. I know that 'were' sounds like it should go with 'you' as far as matching up pronouns and their proper verb forms with the past tense of 'to be.' But even though I feel like 'was' is more appropriate, 'were' still doesn't sound wrong to me, in these examples.
What do you think ?
[Answer] take a read: Orange Crate Art: If I were, if I was
Was: first person introspective.
Were: Talkin' 'bout sumbuddy else, Willis.