"She wishes I were gone" has 7 results on Google Books.

"She wishes I was gone" has 3.

The difference in results isn't very big.

What's the correct version? Or both are correct depending on the context?

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She wishes I were gone.

This is the grammatically correct phrase. The other phrase is incorrect from a grammar perspective, although it is used/seen due to "I was" sounding more natural than "I were".

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