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    use of subjunctive

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

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    Re: use of subjunctive

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

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