Re: Grammar gurus: I have a question

Subject: Re: Grammar gurus: I have a question
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:29:25 +1100

> From: "Janet Swisher" ...
> The article on the subjunctive in the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of
> English Usage (highly recommended) notes that the imminent demise of
> the subjunctive has been lamented by usage writers since the late 18th
> century, that "it has, in fact, been in decline since Old English",
> and yet that it still has not disappeared.

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Confederation thank you for your support.

Or should I say, "Were you to support us, ... etc"?


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