LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||17/MAI/2011 12:58 PM|
|Assunto:||Tempo verbal correspondente|
I wonder if the friend is English. This is clearly a "contrary to fact" sentence. In American English, we still use the subjunctive ("as if we were"), but in British English they do not ('as if we are"). Also, even in American English the use of the subjunctive is falling out of favor. Languages change. Grammar rules are basically observations of how educated people speak, not laws that never change and punish violators.
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