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

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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?

 

Example:

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


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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
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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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