I am writing a novel, the narrative is generally in the first person, past tense.
I am trying to figure out the correct way to use the subjunctive in the example given in the title. While there is a Merriam-Webster article (linked below) that seems to suggest that I use "demanded that we start", google search gives comparable number of results for "demanded that we start" and "demanded that we started".
My questions are
- Which of the options is correct?
- If both are acceptable, is there a difference in meaning?
Please let me know and thank you for your time!
N.B. I am not a native speaker.
UPD: I double-checked my google exact search results. For "Demanded that we start" vs. "demanded that we started", google gives a strong preference for the former, so I was mistaken in my original premise.
However, for "demanded that we go" vs. "demanded that we went", there seems to be a comparable number of results (even though the former is more popular).