2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, GM is about to miss the boat... Again in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2013; Damn, I missed grammar day. You snooze, you lose.
Originally Posted by heavymetals
Guy gets into a cab in Boston ...
Guy gets into a cab in Boston and asks the driver," Hey do you know of a really good place where I can get scrod?"
The cabbie turns and replies," That is the first time I have heard that term used in the pluperfect subjective".
I presume the cabbie actually meant "pluperfect subjunctive" or "past-perfect subjunctive." This actually requires his fare to have been speaking of a hypothetically counterfactual situation that might have occurred in the past, but did not. Clearly that does not apply in this case.
A better example would be if after picking up the patron from the seafood restaurant, the fare had said, "Your tip would have been bigger had you taken me to a place where I could have gotten screwed."