Subjunctive(?): not critical that

Katharine The Grate KatharineTheGrate at COMCAST.NET
Thu Mar 20 03:48:44 UTC 2008

Well.... I would have said "everything ties" simply because everything is
singular so ties fits, and not 'tie'.   I didn't even think about

Katharine (just jumping in here)

> 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?

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