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    Default Re: Sub-verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet View Post
    How about "wish it were..."?
    Theoretically, the same rule applies, but the use of the subjunctive with wish is less marked than in straight conditionals.

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    I wish I were a teacher.

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