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   Chapter 27 In Indirect Questions.

An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 334

Updated: 2017-11-30 00:04

226. The subjunctive is often found in indirect questions, the answer being regarded as doubtful.

Ask the great man if there be none greater.-Emerson

What the be

st arrangement were, none of us could say.-Carlyle.

Whether it were morning or whether it were afternoon, in her confusion she had not distinctly known.-De Quincey.

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