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Comment #164711 by Steve Zara

"If he was alive today, he would turn in his grave"

I was taught "were" is the correct usage when the circumstance described is impossible (i.e it is impossible for Rowntree to come back to life. That's reserved for only the most "special" people)

Sorry to be pedantic, but RD started it.

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 17:41:00 UTC | #156698