and speaking of English "subjunctives"...

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Nov 9 15:29:16 UTC 2013

Unless he were doing nothing at all?


At 11/8/2013 11:12 PM, hw gray wrote:

>On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:
> > as if what he were doing matters
>"..._moves_ ... as if what he _is_ doing matters"
>All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>-Mark Twain
>The American Dialect Society -

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