Posts tagged celebs

No, Ellen. No. 
What you mean is “If only Bradley’s arm were longer.” 
You’re using the subjunctive mood, expressing a hypothetical state, something contrary to reality, something that is not actually true. (Bradley Cooper has wee little T-rex arms, so this selfie is poorly cropped.) But you’re using the mood wrong. 
Here’s a quick and dirty guide to the subjunctive.

No, Ellen. No. 

What you mean is “If only Bradley’s arm were longer.” 

You’re using the subjunctive mood, expressing a hypothetical state, something contrary to reality, something that is not actually true. (Bradley Cooper has wee little T-rex arms, so this selfie is poorly cropped.) But you’re using the mood wrong. 

Here’s a quick and dirty guide to the subjunctive.

Lupita hugs “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen following best movie win

Lupita hugs “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen following best movie win

Mr. Alright Alright Alright, Matthew McConaughey taking home best actor

Mr. Alright Alright Alright, Matthew McConaughey taking home best actor

Cate Blanchett wins best actress

Cate Blanchett wins best actress

Bette paying tribute to all the great celebs we lost 

Bette paying tribute to all the great celebs we lost