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    Subjunctive

    "It is of outmost importance to us that the event turn into a breathtaking experience."

    Microsoft Word is telling me that "turn" should be "turns," but I disagree. What say you?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "It is of utmost importance to us that the event turn into a breathtaking experience."

    Microsoft Word is telling me that "turn" should be "turns," but I disagree. What say you?

    Thanks!
    "Turn" is OK, but this is one of those situations where I would use "should", ...the event should turn into..."

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    Re: Subjunctive

    It's one of those sentences where many native speakers would say 'It is of utmost importance to us that the event turns into a breathtaking experience', to the disgust of subjunctive-lovers.

    Incidentally, I'd have 'the' before 'utmost'.

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    Re: Subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "It is of outmost importance to us that the event turn into a breathtaking experience."

    Microsoft Word is telling me that "turn" should be "turns," but I disagree. What say you?

    Thanks!
    I am not a teacher.

    This American and others like him make that "turn", subjunctive.

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