Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 11:54:25 -0700 From: "Joseph B. Monda" 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] 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! > KVK III > > "We get the funniest looks from > Everyone we meet." > The Monkees Theme Song > The Monkees >