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Hi,

A talks about some interesting place experiencing an amazing event for the time being, and B says:

I would like I was/were there now.

Here the first choice is, to me, was. But the sentence is in unreal mode making the point of view go towards were, and on the other hand we don't have any subjunctive mood verbs here.

So what would be your interpretation, please?

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Both choices are wrong. These are correct:

I would like to be there now.
I wish I was/were there now. ("were" more formal than "was")

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But why the sentence is wrong?

What's wrong with them please? It's strange for me. Emotion: sad

KhoshtipMan

But why the sentence is wrong?

What's wrong with them please? It's strange for me.

I would like I was/were there now.

It is an impossible combination of words. You cannot use "like" in this way.

I meant: I would like [that] I was/were there.

But anyway, thanks.

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KhoshtipManI meant: I would like [that] I was/were there.

It is impossible with or without "that".