The Present SubjunctiveThe Present Subjunctive
Form of the Synthetic Subjunctive, it is identical to the ShortInfinitive. It occurs in formal, informal and American English. Itis used:1.To express wishes or set expectations(Formulaic Subjunctive):Long
it to say that he left!
we¶ll call him back.2.In subordinate that-clauses when the main clause expresses adesire, a demand, a requirement, an obligation, a necessity(Mandative Subjunctive):In direct object clauses, after verbs such as
to suggest, toorder, to demand, to urge, to recommend
carefully.In Subject clauses after such impersonal constructions as: it isnecessary/ advisable/ possible/ impossible a.s.o.:It is necessarythat your friend
there first.In appositive attributive clausesThey made the suggestion that our cousin