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     "if i were you" and "if i was u", which is grammatically correct?

Eniabisola
Like seriously speaking, i have heard both phrases stated above use in sentence by high profile people. The worst part is that they can be use interchangeablly. For example
1. If I were you, I would have strike it.
2. If I was you, i would have strike it.
Pls, English tutors in the house, help my confuse state of mind. No insult pls, jus wanna learn.
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Chelsea
You can say both, but "If I were
you" is considered more formal.
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Olaoluwa
'The two are correct and formal' says my 'Invisible teacher'.
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Youngpascal
D two r correct bt r more meaninful wen use in d ryt contex
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Success t
Not just "looks wrong", it is totally out of place. It is never correct. "If I were you, I would have struck it" is final.
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Temmynioluwa
Both are correct.
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