Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.

Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
Rules of the Games
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Sarah asks...
Is it correct to say..."If I were president" or "If I was president"?
Anne answers...
Both are correct, depending on the situation. If you are merely wishing to be president, you would say "If I were president. . ." But if you really intend to be president someday, you would say "If I was president . . " So which did you mean?
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