I never asked for this. .. Well I'm not English speaker and my question may look stupid for some of you but... can someone explain me why "I weren't" instead of "I wasn't&q
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#30 - aleeyam (06/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #7 - willcutting (06/27/2013) [-]
Well I'm not English speaker and my question may look stupid for some of you but... can someone explain me why "I weren't" instead of "I wasn't" ? It's not the first time I see it and now I don't know which one I should use.
User avatar #19 to #7 - bobsagetjr (06/27/2013) [-]
They actually used it wrong, it should be wasn't. In most cases was is used for singular nouns and were is used for plural nouns.
#25 to #19 - anon (06/27/2013) [-]
Plurality isn't the issue.
"If I were a baker..."
"If we were children..."

The real issue has to do with indicative (was) vs subjunctive (were).
#21 to #7 - anon (06/27/2013) [-]
Actually i'm pretty sure your supposed to say " I wish I wasn't" because it's present tense. I don't know why it's being used like that here.
#28 to #7 - anon (06/27/2013) [-]
they are basically the same thing so whatever fits the sentence right.
User avatar #17 to #7 - triszious (06/27/2013) [-]
He/She/It was.
They were.
Nazi out!
User avatar #26 to #7 - ningyoaijin (06/27/2013) [-]
Some Americans tend to use " I weren't", despite the fact that it's invalid, because they're idiots. In all cases, "I wasn't" is the correct form.
#14 to #7 - AntiSwearinSociety (06/27/2013) [-]
What is your native language? Because "weren't" is the subjunctive tense, but English speakers don't often use it and it's not as important as in languages like Spanish.
User avatar #15 to #14 - willcutting (06/27/2013) [-]
I surrender, I'm french.
#16 to #15 - AntiSwearinSociety (06/27/2013) [-]
The English subjunctive is very similar to the French subjunctive (subjonctif), the only difference is that the verb "to be" is the only one that is changed in English anymore.
User avatar #11 to #7 - mugvart (06/27/2013) [-]
It's almost always "I was", except for when the sentence is a wish or a thought; such as in:
- I wish I were rich
- If I were tall
- If I were your boyfriend (Bieber! do you even grammar?)
#12 to #11 - willcutting (06/27/2013) [-]
Thank you bro ! here have a gif.
Thank you bro ! here have a gif.
User avatar #8 to #7 - Zeigh (06/27/2013) [-]
Wasn't implies he was an old man but no longer is.
#10 to #8 - payseht ONLINE (06/27/2013) [-]
WHAT I LEARNED ON FJ TODAY
#13 to #8 - willcutting (06/27/2013) [-]
Thank you too bro, here have a different gif.
Thank you too bro, here have a different gif.
User avatar #3 - matik ONLINE (06/27/2013) [-]
B-but.. according to his candle on his cake, he's one year old!
User avatar #4 to #3 - greenstrongworld (06/27/2013) [-]
Well the cake was a lie.
#5 to #4 - awesomechardey (06/27/2013) [-]
Oh my you sassy ************ . That was beautiful
User avatar #1 - NekustaII (06/27/2013) [-]
He should be happy. He has tits now
#2 to #1 - anon (06/27/2013) [-]
At that age they are more toe ticklers.
User avatar #9 - Metallicock (06/27/2013) [-]
I got that card for my grandpa's 80th birthday
#23 - falconxmard (06/27/2013) [-]
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<-I never asked for this
User avatar #24 to #23 - mythichyphen (06/27/2013) [-]
Well you should watch it
In case you don't know it's called Nichijou and is the funniest anime
User avatar #35 to #24 - yusay (06/27/2013) [-]
Comedy is subjective.
User avatar #36 to #35 - mythichyphen (06/27/2013) [-]
Be that as it may, Nichijou is the funniest anime
#37 to #36 - yusay (06/27/2013) [-]
I'll repeat. Comedy is subjective.
#40 to #37 - mythichyphen (06/27/2013) [-]
But Nichijou is the funniest anime
But Nichijou is the funniest anime
#42 to #40 - leagetshitpack (06/27/2013) [-]
hear hear
hear hear
#38 - iceholder (06/27/2013) [-]
**iceholder rolled a random image posted in comment #4 at Canadians **
Careful what you wish for.
#34 - tarekmig (06/27/2013) [-]
**tarekmig rolled a random image posted in comment #32 at The fuck I wouldn't ** i want to be this
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User avatar #33 - dirtymoe (06/27/2013) [-]
this was really predictable...
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#27 - tobistrigoivii (06/27/2013) [-]
**tobistrigoivii rolled a random image posted in comment #4959123 at My Little Pony fanfiction, backgrounds, songs, lyrics, and GIFs. ** I wish I wasn't 30.
User avatar #18 - rbanh (06/27/2013) [-]
Comment.
#6 - awesomechardey (06/27/2013) [-]
Don't wish for things you don't want to disappear. Concentrate on the things you want.
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