Friday, August 3, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Pop Song Grammar Edition

M. Molly Bakes discusses pop songs that prompt her to argue. This shot at Justin Bieber makes the grammar teacher in me smile. My students will probably see it this fall.

Song: Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend" 

Lyrics in question: "If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go"

Argument: You mean "If I were your boyfriend," kiddo. I know you've been living on a tour bus since you were a tiny baby, but that's no excuse not to learn your native language. Even Canadians use the subjunctive.

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