Which would be appropriate accepts or accept

thanks in advance for answering the following question. I am trying to figure out which one would be correct. I am in process of writing documentation on a technical subject and I was asked to replace ‘accepts’ with ‘accept’. But not sure why. Both ‘right-click’and ‘double-click’ accept 2 parameters Both ‘right-click’and ‘double-click’ accepts 2 parameters … Read more

How did “to wish that” come to hate the present tense in the subordinate clauses it governs, and why is it alone in this?

Inspired by this earlier question, I’ve realized that we have no canonical question addressing the stranglely one-of-a-kind special grammatical rules demanded by the verb wish of its subordinate clauses. This question seeks to remedy that situation. How did the verb to wish that come to require unique grammatical rules unlike any other? The verb wish … Read more

double negative – no one ~ who hadn’t also

No one would want to be famous who hadn’t also, somewhere in the past, been made to feel extremely insignificant. Is the sentence a double negative? Is “who” a relative pronoun which modifies “one”? Is the subjunctive mood be used in the above sentence? Answer Yes, “who” relates back to “no one.” To illustrate, I’ll … Read more

May I ask for a little clarification on subjunctive and bare infinitive?

I have just finished reading an extremely long thread on the above mentioned subjects on this site: (https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/demand-request-suggest-that-bare-infinitive-subjunctive-indicative.384237/) Although a lot of things cleared up to me, I still have a little confusion about these two sentences : I’d rather that he be on time. I’d rather he was on time. I found the first … Read more

Past subjunctive

In the following sentence (from here), is it grammatical to use subjunctive were instead of are? As emphasized in a joke attributed to American philosopher Morris Raphael Cohen (1880–1947), logic texts had to be divided in two parts: in the first part, on deductive logic, unwarranted forms of inference (deductive fallacies) are exposed Which one … Read more

What’s the difference between using “would ᴠᴇʀʙ” and “would have ᴠᴇʀʙᴇᴅ” in the “then” part of conditionals?

Is there any difference between: If I were you, I would work harder. If I were you, I would have worked harder. And can we use was rather than were in both sentences? Answer Is there any difference If I were you, I would work harder is subjunctive present, which means that the verb phrase … Read more

Is this use of “made” past tense or subjunctive tense?

I’m a senior Computer Engineering student, and I’m taking a required Ethics course this semester. We just wrote our first paper, and each of us had to grade the paper of another student in the class. Consider the following excerpt: If I were placed in the same situation, it is difficult to say how I … Read more