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PostSubject: Subjunctive   Subjunctive I_icon_minitimeThu May 15, 2008 10:30 am

Subjunctive is rather insignificant in modern English. Most likely you might come across this form in American English, and most probably in formal texts.

In most cases, subjunctive and indicative forms of a verb are the same. So often you would not notice whether a verb is used in subjunctive or indicative mood. The only indicator for subjunctive is that no ‘s’ is added in 3rd person singular and that the verb ‘be’ remains ‘be’ for all forms in present tense and becomes ‘were’ for all forms in past tense.

Subjunctive is used in some fixed phrases (formulaic subjunctive).
  • People demand that the troops be withdrawn.
    • It is important that everyone register.


Sentences in subjunctive sound very formal, however, so often an auxiliary is preferred. If the directive aspect of the sentence is clear enough without an auxiliary, it is also possible to simply use the main verb in indicative mood.

  • People demand that the troops are / should be withdrawn.
  • It is important that everyone registers.


But: Note the difference of subjunctive and indicative in the following example.

  • She insisted that he be present. = She wanted him to be there. (directive aspect; subjunctive)
  • She insisted that he was present. = She knew that he really was there. (observation; indicative)



In the example above, you can also see that mandative subjunctive is always used in infinitive, even if we talk about a situation in the past. Note that in negative sentences, the auxiliary ‘do’ is not used for subjunctive mood.

  • She insisted that he not be present.


For wishes and hopes that cannot be fulfilled (volitional subjunctive), subjunctive is used in past tense. For all verbs (except ‚be‘) past tense in subjunctive mood is the same as in indicative mood.

  • I wish, I had a million dollar.


Past tense, subjunctive mood for ‘be’ is ‘were’.

  • I wish, I were a millionaire.

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PostSubject: Re: Subjunctive   Subjunctive I_icon_minitimeFri May 16, 2008 5:45 am

I never knew there was something called as "Subjunctive" Rolling Eyes

Nice topic & thanks for the information........
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PostSubject: Re: Subjunctive   Subjunctive I_icon_minitimeMon May 19, 2008 7:00 am

chaity wrote:
I never knew there was something called as "Subjunctive" Rolling Eyes

Nice topic & thanks for the information........


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