Originally Posted by Northern
The English teacher first posted "If my daughter was...", I corrected her, as is my civic duty, since she teaches
people how to write/speak, then Speed Racer very snarkily insisted that the English teacher was correct. You are free, Speed Racer, to google "subjunctive mood" & edify yourself (& Ms. English teacher, if she needs verification).
For uncertainty, employ subjunctive mood; for conditions contrary to fact, employ subjunctive mood; when you have a wish, employ subjunctive mood. If I were
you, I'd do that!
The next time you endeavor to teach a grammar lesson here, please refrain from calling out specific members for what you perceive to be their shortcomings. You could have just as easily started this thread without implicating anyone in particular.
It's nice to see people use proper grammar and can be fun to play "what's wrong with this sentence" when invited to. That said, I think it's important to remember that not everyone has the opportunity to receive the same kind of education, the occasion or need to commit grammatical minutia to memory, or the luxury of free time to spend ensuring they apply it to everything they write. I think it's safe to say that a person's memorization and application of grammatical rules is not necessarily indicative of their intelligence or the contributions they are capable of making to their communities, online or off.