You’re Supposed To Be Writers
So, Why Don’t You!?
Learn to speak proper English, FFS!
You cannot say “If I was you,” It’s a (subjunctive) hypothetical, not a conditional. You aren’t me, never have been and never will be. The words you are struggling to find are “If I were you.”
If it wasn’t for those meddling kids? No … if it weren’t for — again, it’s a hypothetical, not a conditional … and they was never a problem anyway, even though they were a pain in the backside.
Likewise, you say “I wish you had”, not “I wish you would have.”
If I didn’t go? No … if I hadn’t gone.
If it wasn’t for those meddling kids? No … if it hadn’t been for them.
If you wouldn’t eat so much? No, you fat f**k … if you didn’t eat so much!
And finally, for today … just in case my credentials as a former teacher of English aren’t sufficient for you … I’ll let someone else explain this one:
But why can't I use 'as such' instead of 'therefore'? - Elite Editing
It seems to be increasingly common for students, and others, to use 'as such' as a replacement for 'therefore' only to…
If even the Australians know how to use “as such” properly, you have no excuse!
Christ … even SouthpawPoet knows that much, and she’s not just Spanish, she’s left-handed!
If you’re not a doctor, you don’t practice medicine.
So, if you can’t speak English, stop trying to write in it.
Jesus! Stop butchering the language; go to school and learn to speak it properly!