Difference between "were" & "was"
Why would you say: "I wish I were in (love or Hawaii or with you)....", but it becomes: "If/When I was in (love or Hawaii or with you)..." . I don't remember learning "I were" anywhere in the conjugation on the verb 'to be'. Thanks.
After a wish, the subjunctive mode is used, so it is correct to say, "I wish I were....." The subjunctive mode is also used in a clause introduced by if, so it is also correct to say, "If I were....." And it is correct to say "When I was...." I hope this helps.
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