Catamighty (champagnesheik) wrote in linguaphiles,
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The ever-disappearing subjunctive

I knew that the use of the subjunctive in English was becoming more and more uncommon, but never have I heard it called incorrect!

I'm writing an essay in which I use the phrase "…whether it be a flower, a berry, a constellation, or a double-suicide" and Microsoft Word underlined the word "be" and suggested that I change it to "is"! PREPOSTEROUS!

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