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wasn't or weren't? help please!

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wasn't or weren't? help please!

Postby veyron » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:00 am

Hello,
Can you please tell me which is correct in this sentence?

If it wasn't for the darkness you would never see the stars

or

if it weren't for the darkness you would never see the stars

thank you
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Re: wasn't or weren't? help please!

Postby Alan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:08 am

Both possible, though some careful users prefer "weren't".
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