IF I WAS vs IF I WERE - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'If I were' and 'If I was' as their usage is often confused. 'If I was' is used for things that could have happened in the past or now, for example: If I was rude, I apologize. 'If I were', however, is used when we speak about imaginary situations or things that are contrary to fact, such as here: If I were a dog, I would sleep all day.


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This unit covered a lot of information about how to develop a syllabus, level and needs testing, student assessment, and end of course questionnaires. I learned the different types of syllabi that are commonly used. More importantly, I learned a simple yet effective way to put together a syllabus based on the students needs. Assessment tests should be taken seriously by the teacher, since the scores may affect the careers of the students. End of course questionnaires will be valuable in helping the teacher to improve his/her teaching ability.