Subjunctive(?): not critical that

JAMES A. LANDAU Netscape. Just the Net You Need. JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Wed Apr 2 23:07:52 UTC 2008

Denis Preston wrote:

[your] message assumes that the subjunctive is intact in Spanish and apparently used by all, <snip> In fact, the Spanish subjunctive it is rapidly disappearing in nearly all varieties of spoken Spanish.

Would it be possible for you to supply an on-line reference?  I have been unable to find anything online on the subject of what's happening to the Spanish subjunctive (a fair amount, though, on the disappearance of the English subjunctive).

           James A. Landau
           test engineer
           Northrop-Grumman Information Technology
           8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 300
           West Atlantic City NJ 08232 USA

The so-called subjunctive mood in English is
such a PITA that it should be served with flafel.

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