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the subjunctive mood

the subjunctive mood

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the subjunctive mood the subjunctive mood
the subjunctive mood the subjunctive mood

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The SubjunctiveThe SubjunctiveMoodMood
Grammar reviewGrammar review
ByBy
SIMOhamedSIMOhamed
ElmoussaouiElmoussaoui
 
General informationGeneral information
The Subjunctiveshows eithera possible actionor unreality, improbability, something contrary to thefact.The Subjunctive has two forms:1.Synthetic Subjunctivea)Present Tenseb)Past Tenseb)1. Past Subjunctiveb)2. Past Perfect Subjunctive2.AnalyticSubjunctive±shall/ should/ would/ may/ might/ could+ Present/ Perfect Infinitive(muchmore frequently used than the SyntheticSubjunctive)
 
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
live
the Queen!
Suffice
it to say that he left!
Damn
you!If need
be
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 
:Heurgedthat he
sit down
and
listen
carefully.In Subject clauses after such impersonal constructions as: it isnecessary/ advisable/ possible/ impossible a.s.o.:It is necessarythat your friend
arrive
there first.In appositive attributive clausesThey made the suggestion that our cousin
come
and
explain
everything.

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