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For those good with grammar.....

Which is the correct way?

I wish today was Wednesday.

I wish today were Wednesday.

 

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Just for Fun

Answers (10)
  • were
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:42 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I wish today were Wednesday.

    "Was" is past tense.
    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 11:43 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • were
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 11:46 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • were
    August07Mom

    Answer by August07Mom at 11:49 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • were
    L0v3beingAm0mmy

    Answer by L0v3beingAm0mmy at 11:51 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I disagree. I think "was" is the correct word. "Were" is for plural nouns: The boys were there, they were happy.
    You wouldn't say "I were here."
    "Today" is a singular noun. So was is the word!
    I wish today was Friday, tho!!!!
    Inloveagain

    Answer by Inloveagain at 11:58 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Which is right: I wish it were... or I wish it was...?
    There is often confusion about were (a past subjunctive) and was (a past indicative) after wish. In conditional sentences where the condition is unreal or not yet real and in that clauses after to wish, use were: I wish it were true that he loved me. Were is also used following "as if" and "as though": The toddler wore the towel proudly, as though it were a Superman cape. Were can also be part of fixed expressions: as it were, if I were you. These sentences are in the subjunctive mood, used mainly to express a speaker's attitude about the likelihood or reality of a situation. If the sentence was in the indicative mood, then a sentence would read like this: I wish she was coming to the party. Was has many other uses, e.g., The viewing audience wanted to know if the actress was pregnant. So, the traditional rule requires one to use were rather than was in a contrary-to-fact
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 12:10 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • were
    carolinagirl075

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 12:43 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Were
    deesam

    Answer by deesam at 4:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I agree with the answer above that mentions the present subjunctive mood--when something is hypothetical or contrary to fact. In that case, you would use 'were' after 'wish'.

    I wish it were Wednesday.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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