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What’s Up With the Subjunctive Mood?

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    Well, when I teach my students, a way I help them memorize is “if the noun is plural the verb DOESNT end in an ‘s’. For...
  7. polarbear1986 reblogged this from santhipoma and added:
    Pretty much
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    I only became aware of the ~proper way to do it when studying French grammar lol "If I were you" works but "if I was...
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    I’m fairly sure that “if I were” is standard american and “if I was” is regional dialect. Not sure what is standard for...
  14. maskedlinguist reblogged this from science-of-noise and added:
    I know it’s dying out but yeah, not using the subjunctive sounds weird to me; I definitely prefer the “if I were…”...
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    And I always use “If I were.” ”If I was x” sounds weird to me. And I know it wasn’t always like that. I definitely...
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    Back to my prescriptivist roots for a sec
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