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Old January 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
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If the clause that follows the set phrase contains a known fact, the subjunctive mood is used. If it contains new information, the indicative is used.
Focus is the key here. When you place information that everybody knows after the set phrase, it isn't the focus. That's why it is cast in the subjunctive mood.
The stuff that matters appears in the indicative mood.
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