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any thing between him and her?""Yes; he and she are engaged ones."

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Note.—To ask whether there is any thing between two persons of opposite sexes, is one way of inquiring whether they are in love with each other. It is not, however, in our opinion, a very happy phrase, inasmuch as whatever intervenes between a couple of fond hearts, must tend to prevent them from coming together.


Some conjunctions govern the indicative; some the subjunctive mood. In general, it is right to use the