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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby katafei » Sun 10.07.2007 1:29 pm

I'm running for batty ばあちゃん.
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby Hatori » Sun 10.07.2007 4:05 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
I'd be the annoying uncle who wanted to know why you misused the subjunctive mood in the thread title but got it right in your post.

I was in a hurry and realized that I messed up the title. LOL

Anyway, I'm not really sure what I'd be in the family. I'd want to be the evil ex-wife. :p
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.08.2007 10:05 am

a 14 year old ex-wife? not only is that rediculous, it's a bit disturbing.
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby prep_girl_Nessa » Mon 10.08.2007 10:16 am

I definitely call innocent girl next door!!! xD
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby Dehitay » Mon 10.08.2007 1:31 pm

richvh wrote:
The subjunctive mood uses "were" for all persons and numbers. (Though it has mostly fallen out of use these days, and been replaced by the simple past.)

For example:
If I were to ask you if you think I have used the subjunctive correctly, how would you answer?


I didn't know you were supposed to use 'were' instead of 'was' with the 1st person singular pronoun. Now I understand what Mike was saying though. However, it really ends up being a matter of how you view TJP. Personally, I still prefer 'was'
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby AJBryant » Mon 10.08.2007 1:53 pm

Dehitay wrote:
I didn't know you were supposed to use 'were' instead of 'was' with the 1st person singular pronoun. Now I understand what Mike was saying though.


That's because it's the subjunctive. It's been quite evident based on the last few years that no one teaches grammar anymore.


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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby Hatori » Mon 10.08.2007 2:12 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
a 14 year old ex-wife? not only is that rediculous, it's a bit disturbing.

That's the whole point. On other websites I've been known to be the crazy ex-wife. But those are websites where people think I'm from the age 18-25 years old. ;)
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.08.2007 3:54 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
I didn't know you were supposed to use 'were' instead of 'was' with the 1st person singular pronoun. Now I understand what Mike was saying though.


That's because it's the subjunctive. It's been quite evident based on the last few years that no one teaches grammar anymore.


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Tony, when they stopped teaching phonetics and went to whole language, the whole grammar thing went right out the window. In fact, spelling seems to be an optional practice now too. I was in class with my daugther the other day and the teacher says, "Don't worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar." I nearly fell out of my chair.
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby JaySee » Mon 10.08.2007 5:45 pm

Language changes, always has, always will. In a century or so the subjunctive will probably have fallen out of use in the English language completely. And does that matter? Not really, it's only natural.
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Mon 10.08.2007 6:16 pm

I want to be the wierd child who is completely misunderstood.
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby Gundaetiapo » Mon 10.08.2007 7:33 pm

Tony, when they stopped teaching phonetics and went to whole language, the whole grammar thing went right out the window.


What do you mean by "whole language"?

I was in class with my daugther the other day and the teacher says, "Don't worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar." I nearly fell out of my chair.


What was the context?
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RE: If TJP was a family...

Postby datdo » Mon 10.08.2007 7:39 pm

I want tp be the cousin that only comes over to get a free meal or to waste time away...

I feel smart. I caught the misuse of the subjunctive when I first read the title of the thread...now I feel like I've used improper grammar...I know I haven't....but...
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RE: If TJP were a family...

Postby chikara » Mon 10.08.2007 9:30 pm

I'll be the eccentric and slightly disturbing distant cousin.

two_heads_talking wrote:
... I was in class with my daugther the other day and the teacher says, "Don't worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar." ......

Shouldn't that be "said"? "Was" is past tense, "says" is present tense. ;)
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RE: If TJP were a family...

Postby tōkai devotee » Mon 10.08.2007 9:36 pm

Picky, picky!!
For all those who missed out on having proper grammar shoved down their throats at school, and for all those who have forgotten it, perhaps we need an English grammar guide on this site !
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RE: If TJP were a family...

Postby chikara » Mon 10.08.2007 9:46 pm

Do you know what irony is mate? :D

As for being picky read this thread from the first response on if you have missed that particular subtext. ;)
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