using were when it should be was

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why did it not correct were over the correct word was

See example:

please check my paper too see if it were correct.
asked Apr 07 '13 at 19:19 Beverly Hardwick New member

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It probably interpreted this as a condition sentence requiring the subjunctive mood. I think that neither 'was' nor 'were' is correct. Since 'check' is the present tense, 'is' should be used to have these verbs agree in time. Remember to capitalize the first word of every sentence. It should be 'to see', not 'too see'.

 

Please check my paper to see if it is correct.

link comment edited Apr 07 '13 at 20:43 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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