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Dumb_as_a_Duck

  • 4 years ago

Why is 'I wish she was here' incorrect, but 'I wish she were here' correct?

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  1. FoolForMath
    • 4 years ago
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    Singular subject in third person have s-ending, so I believe that "I wish she was here" is correct.

  2. Callisto
    • 4 years ago
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    not really, it's kinda like the 2nd conditional. just like 'if i were you' but not 'if i was you'

  3. Dumb_as_a_Duck
    • 4 years ago
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    oh.

  4. FoolForMath
    • 4 years ago
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    @Callisto: I were you is correct since singular subject in first person do not take s-ending verbs.

  5. Redwood_Girl
    • 4 years ago
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    See comments on the subjunctive here -- http://openstudy.com/users/melindar#/updates/4f410fede4b0534c53cc48ff

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