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    Suppose that + subjunctive

    1. Suppose[Supposing] that you were in L.A.

    2. Suppose[Supposing] that you are in L.A.

    3. Suppose[Supposing] that you be in L.A.


    Are these sentences grammatical?

    I wan to know if we can use subjunctive after Suppose/Supposing that clause.
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    Re: Suppose that + subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. Suppose[Supposing] that you were in L.A.

    2. Suppose[Supposing] that you are in L.A.

    3. Suppose[Supposing] that you be in L.A.


    Are these sentences grammatical?

    I wan to know if we can use subjunctive after Suppose/Supposing that clause.
    None of them is a complete sentence. #3 is incorrect even when used in a complete sentence.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Suppose that + subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. Suppose[Supposing] that you were in L.A.

    2. Suppose[Supposing] that you are in L.A.

    3. Suppose[Supposing] that you be in L.A.


    Are these sentences grammatical?

    I wan to know if we can use subjunctive after Suppose/Supposing that clause.
    It is common to use the subjunctive after "suppose/supposing". It sets up an unreal situation. In that case, 1. would be correct -- "were". It would not be a complete sentence with "supposing".

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