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    locker is offline Newbie
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    Default May I say "did you want to say a grace"?

    Hi, everybody!

    May I say "did you want to say a grace" in sense "would you like to say a grace now"? So the word "did" is used not in the past simple form, but in form of subjunctive.

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    Default Re: May I say "did you want to say a grace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by locker View Post
    Hi, everybody!

    May I say "did you want to say a grace" in sense "would you like to say a grace now"? So the word "did" is used not in the past simple form, but in form of subjunctive.
    Hello

    Both of these are fine, but neither houses the subjunctive:


    • Would you like to say grace?
    • Did you want to say grace?

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