Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 08:11:24 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: If I was
On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote:
If you look at old, really old, grammar books, you'll see rules saying
that the proper past perfect subjunctive is
"If I had been more careful, ... I wouldn't have muddied the waters..."
Wouldn't the really old ones have "Had I been more careful,..."?