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Is this a subjunctive construction?



 
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Is this a subjunctive construction? #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 23:30 pm   Is this a subjunctive construction?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-92 "Tenses (3)", question 4

I had instructions that I ......... to leave the door unlocked when I came home.

(a) will being
(b) were
(c) am
(d) was

Test No. incompl/inter-92 "Tenses (3)", answer 4

I had instructions that I was to leave the door unlocked when I came home.

Correct answer: (d) was

Your answer was: incorrect
I had instructions that I were to leave the door unlocked when I came home.
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were could also be acceptable for the expression :I had instructions that....can be followed by a subjunctive.am I right?
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Subjunctive #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:05 am   Subjunctive
 

I don't think you want the subjunctive here because there is no doubt about the instruction.
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