Which one is correct:
“If I were a cop, I would wear a uniform”
“If I was a cop, I would wear a uniform”?
if I were
This we call the second conditional utilising the subjunctive form, which can be used to discuss hypothetical/unreal situations.
If I were a cop, I would wear a uniform implies that I am not a cop and so I don’t wear a uniform.
if it was
This would be the beginning of a question about a past event, for example:
If it was raining, why did you go out? meaning that it rained and you went outside; the speaker is questioning your motives.
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