11-year-old student wants Justin Bieber to say sorry for his poor grammar
March 10, 2016 - Uncategorized
Justin Bieber needs to think about his use of the subjunctive mood.
An 11-year-old U.K. student wrote a very critical note to Bieber about a grammar issue in his 2012 song “Boyfriend.”
In the song, Bieber tells an unnamed love interest that “if [he] was [her] boyfriend, [he’d] never let [her] go.” According to the student, Bieber’s verb use here is unacceptable.
“Here you have clearly used the subjunctive mood incorrectly,” he wrote. “The lyrics should, in fact, be ‘If I were your boyfriend.'”