Which sentence is correct and why?
I wish I was as thin as my sister. OR I wish I were as thin as my sister.
Both sentences are grammatically correct, and have much the same meaning. However, there is a different nuance. I wish I was as thin as my sister makes it sound like the weight-parity is conceivable, possible; I wish I were as thin as my sister makes it sound the exact opposite - you believe that it is absolutely inconceivable, impossible, that you would ever become as thin as your sister is. I hope this helps.
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