I wish I was.....

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Shahar26, Feb 9, 2008.

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I wish I was

  1. Taller

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  2. Shorter

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    0.0%
  3. Fitter

    18 vote(s)
    29.5%
  4. Skinnier

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Fatter

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Older

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  7. Younger

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  8. Stronger

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  9. Other

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  10. I'm good the way I am

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    14.8%
  1. Shahar26

    Shahar26 Rookie

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    Fitter, but not enough to cut down on the desserts I eat (hmmmm chocolate...)

    I don't weight much, but I have a bit of a belly where I store a lot of tiramisu, chocolate, candy and ice cream....
     
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  2. McLovin

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    I went w/ other. Looking for the "had more hair on my head" option...
     
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  3. TokyopunK

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    Other - Sexier
     
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    Other - TokyopunK
     
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  5. TokyopunK

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    So in other words......Uglier.
     
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    Punkster at his best.
     
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  7. CAM178

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    Other: more confident, for me. My confidence is in the crapper lately. Any time I play guys I should dust, they end up getting games off of me. It's pretty damn frustrating.
     
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  8. Hot Sauce

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    I'd say taller & stronger. But I guess since it's a wish I'd have to go with taller since there's nothing you can do about your height, while you can always lift and train to get stronger.
     
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  9. ilovecarlos

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    More fit.....am working on that. Have had to baby foot recovering from PF that is finally getting better....can tell that my fitness has really suffered, but have to get it back slowly...or will fall back into problems again......frustrasting!!!
     
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  10. mucat

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    Got an english question, is it:

    1) I wish I was
    2) I wish I were

    I am puzzled...
     
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  11. ilovecarlos

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    Mmmmmmmmmmm....I'm sure I used to know the answer to that....where is Topaz when we need her?
     
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  12. Frodo Baggins

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    Wish I Was More Outgoing Instead of Shy in real Life :(..
     
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  13. TokyopunK

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    It's I wish I was because "was" is a singular verb and "were" is the plural form.

    So you would say "We wish we were" and not "We wish we was" unless you were speaking gangsta then it is okay.

    If only I could trade some of my smart genes for hott genes...
     
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  14. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    I am good just the way I am ,wouldn't change for nothing in the world. :)
     
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  15. CAM178

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    If you were in good shape before, then it should be easy to get back to that shape. I was scared at the start of this year, but I got back in shape really easily. Good luck, man.
     
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  16. Moz

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    That is incorrect. You would never say "we wish we was", agreed. However in "I wish" you can use either was or were.

    In more formal situations were is more appropriate than was.
     
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  17. TokyopunK

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    Ok man this is what I was taught in America maybe I was taught wrong or it is different in England.

    All I know is that if I said "I wish I were a girl." I would get points taken off on an essay for SV (subject verb agreement)....... not the part about wishing to be a girl......but...
     
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  18. mucat

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    If I remember correct...

    I know it is "if I were..." to describe something impossible, like "if I were you"

    Since "I wish I was" here also describe something impossible, so I have this question.
     
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  19. Moz

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    The American Heritage has this to say:

    http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/061.html

    FWIW I believe I was taught "I wish I was" - but it's so long ago I can't remember.

    Sorry, back to the subject of the thread!
     
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  20. adams_1

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    I went with stronger. I'd like to be fitter too, but i'm not exactly unfit. I am too skinny and weak though :p
     
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  21. firstservethenvolley

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    I would go with the Miss World answer and say, I'm happy with what I am. But, who the **** am I kidding? At 5'6'' , I wouldn't mind adding another half a foot, if it was possible. 5'6'' isn't the best height to play anything except may be gymnastics.
     
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  22. mcpon

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    Smarter (10 char.)
     
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  23. Vision84

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    I wish I was not injured should be on the option. :-|
     
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  25. origmarm

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    I'm going to go with fitter, it was a close run thing with skinnier.

    As to the "were" vs "was" question. The short answer is the formal or correct form is were but the more modern was form is also now accepted as correct. The two are interchangeable today. The convention today is that in formal letters etc.. were is used, in speech either is ok. The observed trend in speech (though not necessarily more correct) is that one is often used with an adjective (were) and the other in all other cases. For example:

    - I wish I were stronger

    as opposed to

    - I wish I was a tennis professional
     
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  26. mucat

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    Thanks Moz. I think I was taught 20+ yrs ago using "If I were". I guess language does change over time, even in a short span of less than 30 yrs.

    Sorry for the off topic.

    I wish I was :D healthier and/or younger...
     
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  27. ilovecarlos

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    "MAN"??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Cough...cough...cough....looks down shirt.............ah I guess I have a lot more to work on than getting back fitness
    Kumquat:oops:
     
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  28. tbini87

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    wish i was healthier. the lower back is constantly killing me!
     
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  29. Ano

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    I wish I was 5'11" (I'm 5'9").
     
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  30. CAM178

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    ". . . a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller. . . ." (old rap song that I just heard in "American Pie: The Naked Mile")
     
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  31. Andres

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    I'm good the way I am, actually :)
     
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