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re: Quick point: just on the grammar...
Posted by: peter3053 05:36 pm EDT 04/02/21
In reply to: re: Quick point: just on the grammar... - BroadwayTonyJ 02:48 pm EDT 04/01/21

Has anyone yet pointed out Higgins' failure to invoke the subjective in "A Hymn To Him"

"If I was a woman / who'd been to a ball...."

should be

"If I were a woman / who'd been to a ball..."

Sondheim made a virtue of the subjunctive in Act Two of A Little Night Music:

"If she weren't so awfully perfect
It would have been wonderful!"
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