[ loh-kal, -kal ]
/ ˈloʊˈkæl, -ˌkæl /
Is It “I Wish I Were” Or “I Wish I Was”?Picture it. You are texting your buddy, and you type out “I wish I were.” But there’s that pesky autocorrect, trying to change it to “I wish I was.” Is autocorrect ducking with you, or are you about to commit a grammar faux pas?
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