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What if she disliked my company but was/were too shy or embarrassed to let me know?

I think this is a unreal conditional sentence ... but I'm not very sure because according to Grammarly's blog, these type of sentences have "would" in them.

So I'm not sure whether I should use "was" or "were."

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The correct answer is "was".

So, may your answer will look like:

What if she disliked my company but was/were too shy or embarrassed to let me know?

  • Please can you add an explanation to this answer? – Bee Aug 7 at 13:40

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