Subjunctive(?): not critical that

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 19 14:51:33 UTC 2008

At 12:40 AM -0800 3/19/08, Benjamin Lukoff wrote:
>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?

Yes.  And long may it thrive.


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