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Without being a native English speaker, I'm pretty sure karl B is right about the subjunctive mode. It's not colloquial for sure, but I did have a professor who had studied at Cambridge, picked up a strutty attitude, and insisted on speaking in subjunctive mode. "Since we assumed x be a value greater than..."
May 25, 2009, 5:56am
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