Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 11:54:25 -0700
From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU
Subject: Re: Delete that last message!
It's the subjunctive, unless I be mistaken. And if I were, it would be
the first time.
Joseph B. Monda email: monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]seattleu.edu
smail: English Department Seattle University
Seattle WA 98122 (206) 296-5425
On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Kev wrote:
Sorry about that y'all...
I didn't mean to send that to the list... I meant to send it privately.
While I'm here, though, I would like to pose a question...
I have heard the phrase, "as it were," such as, "The ball was round, as it
were." The question I have, though, stems from the use of the plural
past tense "were." If it were to be "grammatically" correct, would that
not be "as it was"? Or is this a regional type of thing? Just a thought!
Thanks for reading!
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