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The subjunctive tense is rapidly disappearing from English, just like the word "whom", which is mostly gone from American English by now.
Posted Jan 31, 2008 8:34 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
British English too. Like `whom', it's at that `last stand of the dying
feature' stage, being seen as pretentious and overly formal.
Posted Jan 31, 2008 14:17 UTC (Thu) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
The subjunctive tense
Must... resist... pedantic... impulse.... AAARGH!!!
You mean the subjunctive mood, of course....
Posted Jan 31, 2008 21:02 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Hah, and then there's the passive tense (where I'm not tense because I say
things in a really non-aggressive manner, you know.)
(sorry, I've lost my active voice, I have a cold)
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