"were" with He, She and It

Hi everyone,

I’m new in this forum and i would like to know if the verb “were” could ever be used with “He, She or It” in formal English ? If yes, can you mention the cases…

Thanks in advance

Hi redcold, and welcome to the forum!

Yes, you should use were when forming a conditional.

If she were a man, she would shave more often.

If he were a woman, he could hardly pee standing up.

Thank you very much Ralf