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    Dear teachers:
    I read a sentence:
    It’s time that we get rid of it.
    Can we, instead of it, say
    "It’s time that we should get rid of it." to mean the same thing?
    Are they subjunctives?
    Kindly give me a hand.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by norwolf; 19-Apr-2009 at 22:22.

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    Re: should

    Say "it's time to get rid of it," or "we should get rid of it."
    And neither of your sentences includes a subjunctive. The two commonest North American uses of the subjunctive are (1) the mandative subjunctive [be] as in "I demand that she "be" allowed to speak" and the past subjunctive [were] as in "if I [were] you, I wouldn't do that"


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