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When to use “he were“ instead of “he was“?
In the following examples, you can see that we sometimes use the were-subjunctive (instead of was) after:
Although it sounds strange, we use were for all pronouns, including the first and third person pronouns: I, you, they, we, he, she, it.
• I wish I were rich.
(Contrary to the fact: I’m not rich.)
• I wish he/she were here now.
(Contrary to the fact: he/she is not here.)
• I wish it were Sunday.
(Contrary to the fact: today is not Sunday.)