The use of the past-tense subjunctive of be indicates epistemic distance: “[

The use of the past-tense subjunctive of be indicates epistemic distance: “[ A has arrived at the conclusion that B’s ‘business’, which obviously does not include A, is carrying on with her secret relationship with C 53 For a mental space analysis of tense and mood see Fauconnier 1997, pp. 72-98. (His analysis of the […]