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Please have a look at this sentence:
The cat is in the box
Supposing someone read this sentence and he/she say:
There are two ... in that sentence
=> what should be chosen to fill in the blank: "the"'s or"the's" or anything else?
And in my question I used "read" and "say" (without "s") as I think they are in subjunctive mood. Am I right or wrong?
Thank you very much.
"Reads" is in the future, as in, "If he reads that and he says." you must use "says".
"Supposing someone read this sentence and he/she said". or "Supposing someone reads this sentence and he/she says."
Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Jul-2008 at 20:07. Reason: typo
Thanks a lot, Bhaisahab and RonBee :)
So we can just say "supposing someone reads that sentence and he/she says..."?
No need for the subjunctive mood? but why? I think this is just supposing. It's not the truth, isn't it? and so why don't we use subjunctive mood here? :O
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Sorry but what do you mean, Bhaisahab?Sorry, forgot to point that bit out
Uhm... I still don't understand why we don't use subjunctive mood in that sentence. Just supposing, isn't it? :O:O
(sorry for my dumbness +_+)
"Supposing someone reads this sentence and he/she says."
I forgot to point out that the above is present tense, as Ronbee made clear in his post.