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Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'? Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:13:10 PM
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I thought verbs like "mention" and "discuss" are not followed by the preposition "about". I should appreciate it if someone could clarify why Oxford dictionary has accepted this.

1. Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'?
2. Can 'would' replace 'should'?

Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:22:41 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
I thought verbs like "mention" and "discuss" are not followed by the preposition "about". I should appreciate it if someone could clarify why Oxford dictionary has accepted this.

1. Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'? That is what I would have used.
2. Can 'would' replace 'should'? Yes. I prefer "would". Using "should" sounds wrong, especially with the word "appreciate".

Thanks.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:46:39 PM
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Thanks, FounDit.
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