Grammar Bytes: Was or Were

<![CDATA[<br /> Was or Were Consider these sentences: 1.     If he was stronger, Richard could win the race. 2.     If I were a rich man, I would donate some money to the poor. These sentences use the verb were because they state things that are not true but wish to be true.  These sentences state possibilities if things were other than what they really are or, in other words, ...