English grammar questions, answered by Alan

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Post by JamesBates » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:00 am

I had a question. I was writing something about interpreting religious texts and wrote "We could interpret a scripture in way that it conform to reason."
Should I have used "conforms" instead? It just seemed correct to use the subjunctive here (at least in American English).

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Re: Subjunctive

Post by Alan » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:13 am

--> in such a way as to make it conform...

No need for any subjunctive here.