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"It's time" + subjunctive



 
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"It's time" + subjunctive #1 (permalink) Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:56 am   "It's time" + subjunctive
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Way of saying goodbye", question 1

I'm afraid it's ......... we left.

(a) occasion
(b) time
(c) opportunity
(d) hour

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Way of saying goodbye", answer 1

I'm afraid it's time we left.

Correct answer: (b) time

Your answer was: correct
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why is it i'm afraid it's time we left and not i'm afraid it's time we leave/ we must leave
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"It's time" + subjunctive #2 (permalink) Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:10 am   "It's time" + subjunctive
 

Hi,

In It's time we left, we are using the subjunctive of the verb because this means - it's time we should leave.

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