Why do we say "It's time we ate" and not "It's time we eat"?

Why do we use the simple past but not the present or future in the following expressions: > Don't you think it's time we went a little further > Don't you think it's time we ate >... more

Did Charlemagne save Latin literature?

Kenneth Clark states his opinion in *Civilisation* that nearly all Latin literature still extant today was saved thanks to Charlemagne, who instructed his kingdom's copyists to work on... more

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