Reply to "I wish"

Hi, Wael, 

'Were' is much better than 'are'. 'Are' is considered 'old English'. We use 'were' here to keep the sequence of tenses and to indicate the unreality of the situation. I know that, in Egypt, many people would accept both answers, but to see things more clearly, see this link: 

http://www.pearsonlongman.com/...d/archive/index.html

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