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  1. outofdejavu's Avatar
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    #1

    It is time the door were/be opened by us

    Hello,

    1. It is time the door were opened by us.
    2. It is time the door be opened by us.
    Which sentence is wrong or improper?


    It is discussed in a Taiwanese forum on English.
    I think "should be opened" or a recasting to "it is time to open the
    door" trump these two, but the OP wants to know which among them is right.


    And how about

    It's time the door was opened by us ?



    What do you think?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: It is time the door were/be opened by us

    It's time the door was opened by us.

    This is the best option.

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    #3

    Re: It is time the door were/be opened by us

    'The best of a bad lot'!

    b

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    #4

    Re: It is time the door were/be opened by us

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'The best of a bad lot'!

    b
    Agreed.

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