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    Past subjunctive ?

    Hi,

    So I've got this friend, and we're debating on phrases like "it's time I went/left/...". I keep telling him that it's correct but he disagrees all the time, no matter how many pages of people saying it's correct I send him, saying that there's no confirmation and stuff, so here I am. I think that's called the past subjunctive, but I'm not quite sure(I was never good at learning terminology, despite my being somewhat good in English :P). I'm sure there's already been a thread about this but I couldn't find anything with teacher confirmation on that particular thing. Sorry about that, and thanks in advance :D

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    Re: Past subjunctive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thodulis View Post
    Hi,

    So I've got this friend, and we're debating on phrases like "it's time I went/left/...". I keep telling him that it's correct but he disagrees all the time, no matter how many pages of people saying it's correct I send him, saying that there's no confirmation and stuff, so here I am. I think that's called the past subjunctive, but I'm not quite sure(I was never good at learning terminology, despite my being somewhat good in English :P). I'm sure there's already been a thread about this but I couldn't find anything with teacher confirmation on that particular thing. Sorry about that, and thanks in advance :D

    What exactly is your question?
    Do you have some context for the phrase you're "debating"? What's it for?

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    Re: Past subjunctive ?

    We're debating whether it's correct or not. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

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    Re: Past subjunctive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thodulis View Post
    We're debating whether it's correct or not. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
    Notice the second line of my previous post.

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    Re: Past subjunctive ?

    "It's time I left" is very common as is "It's time I went [home]"

    Not sure why your friend wants to debate you -- tell him to ask a native :)

    Not a teacher but definitely a native!

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