Riddle me this:
Your sentence, "I'd have to agree with every one of those comments," suddenly threw an error into my personal operating system, Chris Brain 2000.
What I think this is . . . the sentence seems subjunctive.
What I know after reading this:http://www.languagehat.com/archives/000753.php
Apparently, the subjunctive seems to have disappeared as a verb tense in the English language.
This may actually explain why I was never able to fully grasp French in high school, outside of the fact that they should have been speaking and cramming languages down my throat until my early teenage years (learned it too late).
What baffles my Chris Brain 2000 . . .
I knew this many years ago . . .
"I'd have to agree" . . . the root of the baffle.
ERROR ERROR ERROR
Okay, it doesn't seem to be undone into . . . "I had have to agree."
It seems like it would be "I would have to agree."
After all, you wouldn't have been forced to agree in the past with me, unless I was somehow forcing you to agree.If you would have to agree with me, there must be a because.
This is what my feeble brain matrix returns from an analysis.
If you do agree with me, I think would
is what troubles the neurons.
If the 'because' is the following three examples of Euro Trip, South Park
, and Brazil
. . . then I understand.
So, if you agree, then you would agree because
of something causing
you to agree . . .
1) We think alike on this subject, and in that case, you lend your agreement on the condition of specifically the opinion of those three films
2) Theoretically, I'm holding a gun to your head, so you must agree
3) The Chris Brain 2000 officially needs a reboot
Hmmmmm . . .