Subjunctive(?): not critical that

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Mar 19 11:57:02 UTC 2008

Stand up for the subjunctive!  "Tie" sounds right to me
too.  Presumably not everything is tied together presently.


At 3/19/2008 04:38 AM, you 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?
>Benjamin Barrett
>a cyberbreath for language life
>The American Dialect Society -

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