Question concerning the use of "were" in unreal conditional statement


In an unreal conditional statement, we always use "were" for any pronoun such as I, you, we, they, he, she, it; does this rule applies for other noun as well?



If the house were mine...

If the dog were dead...

If the table were broken...


Thanks alot.

asked Jul 19 '12 at 15:42 Elijah New member

2 answers


Yes. It is not the noun or pronoun that determines the use of "were", it is the fact that it is an unreal conditional.

link comment answered Jul 19 '12 at 15:56 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

In addition to the two answers already posted, I'd like to point out that "alot" is not a word - it is in fact two words: a lot. ;)

link comment answered Jul 19 '12 at 16:38 example New member

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