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New York Daily News

Washington Post (blog)
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:55:29 -0700

“What do you have against the subjunctive?” Empire magazine asked Zach Braff, discussing the Kickstarter for his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” out this weekend. “For starters,” Braff said, “Wish I Was Here sounds cooler than Wish I Were Here. Then the ...
 
WebProNews
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:10:15 -0700

Zach Braff isn't known for his good grammar, and he's getting lots of heat from academic types who have accused him of killing the subjunctive mood in the title of his new film Wish I Was Here. They think Braff has committed a huge grammatical faux pas ...

NPR

The Wire
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Zach Braff takes a lot of crap, some of which is maybe undeserved. But all outrage directed his way is perfectly reasonable when it comes to grammar. Braff's latest movie bares a title that gives a big middle finger to the subjunctive mood, and people ...
 
Financial Times
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Rather than dish out the bad news directly, the executive vice-president takes refuge behind a curious subjunctive: “We plan that this would result in an estimated reduction of 12,500 . . . employees.” Yet to focus on Mr Elop's tin ear misses something.
 
Lifehacker Australia
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:32:42 -0700

Where is an adverb that refers to place or position, while were is the second person singular past, plural past, and past subjunctive of the word be, generally used to indicate mood or past events. So to give a practical example: were you to get this ...

Calgary Herald

NewsOK.com
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

It also enabled Braff to not only ignore the subjunctive mood in his grammatically awkward title but to indulge his every whimsical digression and idiosyncratic narrative impulse, and to produce a film that, while touching and appealingly quirky, would ...

Motherboard

Motherboard
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:31:11 -0700

Speaking of which, do any native English speakers understand the damn subjunctive verb tense? I sure don't, and I'm pretty sure that if I hadn't learned French I wouldn't know that it exists. Despite the best efforts of a whole Dodge Caravan worth of ...
 
Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Wish I Was Here Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King. Directed by Zach Braff. Rated R. Opens Friday. Wish I Was Here should really be called Wish I Were Here—counterfactuals require the subjunctive—but that's the least of its problems.
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