Language now a thing of the past
Published 19/03/2014 | 01:30
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