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    It's time that. ...

    (a) It's time I WAS in bed. (b) It's time I WERE in bed. One expert (Professor Quirk) says only (a) is "correct." Another expert (Professor George Curme) seems to say (b) is "correct" but (a) is acceptable in "colloquial speech." Thank you for any clarification.


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    Re: It's time that. ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (a) It's time I WAS in bed. (b) It's time I WERE in bed. One expert (Professor Quirk) says only (a) is "correct." Another expert (Professor George Curme) seems to say (b) is "correct" but (a) is acceptable in "colloquial speech." Thank you for any clarification.
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