Thursday, February 13, 2014

News Flash!

Sighted this afternoon in Barbara Kingsolver's new book, Flight Behavior, the use of the word "were" as a SUBJUNCTIVE!!!!

Long thought to be extinct in modern prose the extremely rare, though perfectly delightful, SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD of the verb "to be" is to be found in the bottom line of print on page 236!!!

Let's all give three cheers and root for the return of the subjunctive mood!

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