When using a first real conditional in a reported speech, it has to be backshifted. But I don't know whether to use: was or were?
Are the tenses of the italic words (met and went) in Example 1 and Example 2 correct?
If he is friendly when we meet tomorrow, I will make friends with him.
I thought if he was/were friendly when we met the next day, I would make friends with him.
(I am describing my thoughts in advance of the meeting that is now in the past.)
If he is doing his work when I go to his place, I will visit next time.
I thought if he was/were doing his work when I went to his place, I would visit him next time.
(I am describing my thoughts in advance of the visit that is now in the past.)