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Misuse of the apostrophe.

Misuse of the apostrophe.

Old Aug 15th 2012, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
The loss of the English subjunctive 'were' is lamentable also. Even the BBC don't do it consistently any more
The subjunctive appears to be dying out in English (even in if-clauses), or at least going out of fashion.

Hardly ever used it in Scottish English.
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Old Aug 17th 2012, 9:26 am
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