Subjunctive(?): not critical that

Benjamin Lukoff blukoff at ALVORD.COM
Wed Mar 19 08:40:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Benjamin Barrett wrote:

> I recently wrote a sentence, which said in part, "it's not critical
> that everything *tie* together."
> My client wants to know if it should be "ties."
> Is this a case of the fading subjunctive (in which case either is
> okay), or is there something else going on here?

"Tie" sounds fine to me here. It is the subjunctive, no?

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