I wish I was is incorrect

Sanja   Monday, September 27, 2004, 16:28 GMT
For some reason "I wish I was" sounds more natural to me, even though I know that the correct form is "I wish I were". I hardly ever hear people on TV (movies etc.) say "I wish I were". And as you all know, that is my only source of spoken English... LOL :)
Mxsmanic   Monday, September 27, 2004, 18:16 GMT
There is actually a subtle distinction between the subjunctive and indicative. "I prefer that he read it" means that he may not have read it but you wish he would. "I prefer that he reads it" means that he is already reading it and you like it that way.