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#1
My friends and I had a discussion today.

When people say, "If I were you..." what's the subject?

I know we use "was" whenever the subject is "I."
Why do we use "were" instead of "was?"
or is "you" the subject of this statement?

I'm confused.
#2
I think whatever comes after that would be the subject
ex. "If I were you, I'd buy that car"
And the subject would be buying the car... maybe...
#4
if i were you is in the present tense, and if i was you is in the past
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#5
Were. It's the subjunctive.
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#6
More importantly, I think this saying's wrong, because if you WERE me, you'd do exactly what I'm deciding to do.
Were you in my position, still as you, it may end differently.
#7
wtf is the question we are answering?

If i were you, i'd ask only one question for a poll
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#8
depends if you're talking about that instant moment or of the past
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#9
I is the subject
It's a conditional statement (or subjunctive, as someone said)
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#10
"If I were you" is not a complete sentence so it cannot have both a subject and a predicate.
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