Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Language now a thing of the past

I THINK C S Lewis once asked: "What has happened to the pluperfect subjunctive?"

I don't know the answer, but the present subjunctive has disappeared from the pages of the Belfast Telegraph.

Alf McCreary (Saturday Review, March 15): "If St Patrick WERE to return ...", please.

ERGO SCRIBENDUM EST

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