Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Anonymous
    Guest
    #1

    use of subjunctive

    Does the use of the subjunctive differ in UK and US English?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: use of subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by tania
    Does the use of the subjunctive differ in UK and US English?
    Here's an excellent site that you may want to take a look at. Click Here 8)

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3
    In British English, we very rarely use the present subjunctive,apart from a few fossilised expressions like 'God save the Queen'. The past subjunctive is only seen in 'If I were you', and is used by many speakers, but probably the majority say 'was'.

Similar Threads

  1. subjunctive
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Sep-2004, 12:49
  2. Subjunctive
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2004, 18:02
  3. Subjunctive + Prepositions
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19-May-2004, 04:20
  4. subjunctive
    By LUPITA in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Apr-2004, 20:03
  5. Subjunctive
    By RonBee in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20-Nov-2003, 17:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •