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My german teacher taught us to use "du wärest", but I found some examples in my book in which "du wärst" is used as well. (like this one: Wärst du so nett,..) What do you think about it? Are they both correct? Is one better than the other?

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Both forms are equivalent, you can choose whichever you want.

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    "wärest" klingt etwas veraltet bzw. leicht poetisch. – äüö Jan 16 '15 at 8:35
  • In der gesprochenen Sprache wird nur die kürzere Form verwendet. In geschriebener Sprache ist wärest schon gehobener Stil. – rogermue Jan 18 '15 at 5:44

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