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« Reply #90 on: February 18, 2004, 10:01:27 PM »
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"Were" is used instead of "is" in statements about the conditional future.

subjunctive... yummy

EDIT: Just noticed Sloyj's link... doh

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« Reply #91 on: February 18, 2004, 10:06:39 PM »
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Quote from: Sloyj
Oh, so sorry

Example from the page:

I wish you were my sister.

That's second person.

"I wish she was my sister."

Third person.

Simple English conjugation, not Latin.  Latin is dead, English has evolved.

Different forms of to be: am, is, are, was, were.

Present:
1 - am (I am.)
2 - are (You are.)
3 - is (He is.)

Past tense:
1 - was (I was.)
2 - were (You were.)
3 - was (It was.)

I am not talking about future, but about the past.  "If it was spelled right" is past tense, not subjunctive.

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« Reply #92 on: February 18, 2004, 10:08:45 PM »
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That page doesn't say it, but can anyone else verify that subjuctive whatever is used in regrets, wishes, etc?
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« Reply #93 on: February 18, 2004, 10:10:26 PM »
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Quote from: Onomatopoeia


I am not talking about future, but about the past.  "If it was spelled right" is past tense, not subjunctive.


You're still wrong then.

If you were talking about the past, you should have said:

"It would have been funny if it had been spelled right"

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« Reply #94 on: February 18, 2004, 10:10:39 PM »
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« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2004, 10:13:11 PM »
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There's an expression: TMTOWTDI.  "There's more than one way to do it."  In this case, TMTOWTSI.  "There's more than one way to say it."  I don't think how I'm saying it is wrong, especially after having taken courses in Linguistics and such, and learning more about the evolution of language than prescriptivist doctrines.  And I think Pinker and the like would agree with me.  But whatever.  This is all really silly.  I just wanted to help with the banners.

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« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2004, 10:14:23 PM »
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For Sloyj, from the NPR Style Guide:

subjunctive mood - AP has a good explanation of when to use the subjunctive: "Use the subjunctive mood of a verb for contrary-to-fact conditions, and expressions of doubts, wishes, or regrets. If I were a rich man, I wouldn't have to work hard. I doubt that more money would be the answer. I wish it were possible to take back my words. Sentences that express a contingency or hypothesis may use either the subjunctive or the indicative mood depending on the context. In general, u se the subjunctive if there is little likelihood that a contingency might come true: If I were to marry a millionaire, I wouldn't have to worry about money. But: If the bill passes as expected, it will provide an immediate tax cut."

EDIT: Late again... appears I'm beating a dead horse... I'll leave it just in case someone was wondering and didn't want to click on the provided links.

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« Reply #97 on: February 18, 2004, 10:28:37 PM »
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The subjunctive wins every time.

Sorry about the "siphening" thing, though I'm proud of spelling "Holocaust" right
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« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2004, 12:12:16 AM »
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somebody with the lost in la mancha DVD should grab a still from them giants.
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« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2004, 02:19:08 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
there was a buncha banners here, but they gone now.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2004, 04:01:29 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02

has anybody seen any of the Empire Strikes Back banners, or did those not get pput up?


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« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2004, 09:26:56 PM »
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There seem to be two threads for this now.  I'll just throw this in here, 'cause it's newer.  Two suggestions from older banners to be added:

"We're not here for the fucking nachos"
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"For the Christmas" (seems to work all year 'round).

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« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2004, 12:50:36 AM »
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It will probably just wind up showcasing some inside joke that im on the outside of. like most

u hav no idea.

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« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2004, 10:20:27 AM »
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this one is great

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« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2004, 12:51:59 PM »
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I just quickly saw the Mulholland Drive cowboy I think. It was cool

 

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