Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Was or were? Don't you wonder?

Five minutes ago I was typing an e-mail, and looked twice at the last sentence I'd written.

"If I wasn't using this particular browser email (that doesn't let me get fancy)..."

My mental grammar-checker started making a clunking noise over it, because I am using that browser email, and anything else is contrary to fact.

I looked it up just to be sure, and found this entertaining blog post about wasn't and weren't.

So I wasn't wrong. (About being wrong.)

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