Re: Subjunctive_Mood_Swings

Subject: Re: Subjunctive_Mood_Swings
From: Joyce Flaherty <flahertj -at- SMTPGW -dot- LIEBERT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 22:31:20 EST

Yes, Ed, some of us still use the subjunctive correctly.
If I were in the command seat, I would encourage my
people to do the same.

Here's one for you:
You enter your associate's office. He is not there.
You ask the clerk seated outside his office,
"Is he not here today?"
The clerk responds correctly,
"Yes, he is not here today."

joyce flaherty
flahertj -at- liebert -dot- com
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Subject: Subjunctive_Mood_Swings
Author: Edward Savitz <sg94cshj -at- DUNX1 -dot- OCS -dot- DREXEL -dot- EDU> at INTERNET
Date: 10/30/96 9:58 PM

Subjunctive Mood Swings

Is there anyone out there who uses the subjunctive anymore?

If I were a writer or speaker in a hypothetic situation, I would.

If it were up to me, we would surely speak subjunctively.

As if it weren't bad enough that we dropped _shall_ from our verbal


Ed Savitz sg94chsj -at- post -dot- ocs -dot- drexel -dot- edu

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