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In these sentences we use the past simple for the present and future and the past perfect tense for the past. Wishes: I wish/If only I lived in France. Indirect speech: She wished she lived in France. Regrets: I wish/If only I had had the chance of going to university. Indirect speech: He wished he had had the chance of going to university. He regreted that he had not had the chance of going to university. Complaints: The conditional tense (would + infinitive) I wish you would look where you’re going. Indirect speech: to wish/to complain She wished that he would look where he was going.She complained that he didn’t look where he was going.She complained about him not looking where he was going.
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If I were you, then I would not do that. I am not you, however, so I use the subjunctive to express this hypothetical or counterfactual condition. Especially note that the modern usage If I was you is completely incorrect. If only she were here, then she would speak up. She is not here, however, so the subjunctive expresses that fact appropriately. Again, If only she was has drifted into modern usage and should be avoided. We should act as if he were watching. We doubt that he is watching or know that he is not. It is as though she were here. We know she is not here, but it seems so.
She wishes she were not here. The modern usage She wishes she was is incorrect. He wishes he had a hammer. Without the subjuctive, this would be constructed in the indicative as He wishes he has a hammer, but the indicative is incorrect. I wish I knew. This formulation is distinctly different the following indicative statement: I wish I know (which makes no sense). The indicative is inappropriate here.
Do this now, lest you be harried later. Lest typically takes the subjunctive. * lest = in order to prevent any possibility that something will happen He keeps the faith, though he face so many trials. Here, though takes the subjunctive. This sounds very pretentious. Whether it be true, we shall proceed. They like all dogs, be they large or small, short or tall, ...
Confusing Verbs: Lie – lay – lain – lying – ležati. • We suggested that you be admitted to the organization. neprelazan (intransitive) Lay – laid – laid – laying – položiti. Negative Examples: • The boss insisted that Sam not be at the meeting." "recommend" and "insist. -It is crucial that you be there before Tom arrives. • I suggest that you not take the job without renegotiating the salary.Verbs Followed by the Subjunctive The Subjunctive is used after the following verbs: to advise (that) to ask (that) to command (that) to demand (that) to desire (that) to insist (that) to propose (that) to recommend (that) to request (that) to suggest (that) to urge (that) Examples: Expressions Followed by the Subjunctive The Subjunctive is used after the following expressions: It is best (that) It is crucial (that) It is desirable (that) It is essential (that) It is imperative (that) It is important (that) It is recommended (that) It is urgent (that) It is vital (that) It is a good idea (that) It is a bad idea (that) Examples: --Dr. • The company asked that employees not accept personal phone calls during business hours. Continuous and Passive Forms of Subjunctive The Subjunctive can be used in negative. • I propose that we all be waiting in Tim's apartment when he gets home. the word "should" is sometimes used to express the idea of subjunctiveness. prelazan (transitive) Lie – lied – lied – lying – lagati . • Christine demanded that I be allowed to take part in the negotiations. Smith asked that Mark submit his research paper before the end of the month. • Professor William suggested that Wilma should study harder for the final exam. --It is important she attend the meeting. Passive Examples: • Jake recommended that Susan be hired immediately." Examples: • The doctor recommended that she should see a specialist about the problem. --Donna requested Frank come to the party. --The teacher insists that her students be on time. Continuous Examples: • It is important that you be standing there when he gets off the plane. continuous and passive forms. --It is recommended that he take a gallon of water with him if he wants to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Negative. Should as Subjunctive After many of the above expressions. This form is used more frequently in British English and is most common after the verbs "suggest. • It is crucial that a car be waiting for the boss when the meeting is over.
· when one action is followed by another. It is derived by adding ‘–ing’ to the end of a verb (jog). e. Example: If we carry on working.no object VERB FORMS: rise . It tells us what a person or thing is doing. My grandmother raised cotton. The store always raises prices. Example: People driving in the rain have to drive carefully. · after “busy”. • to increase. A present participle is used: · immediately after a subject to which it refers.Regular Verb TRANSITIVE . Example: “Will you stop crying?” · as a verbal noun. The sun has already risen this morning. • to elevate. Example: That twinkling star is much brighter than the rest. · after a verb. Example: He is sitting outside the house. we can complete it today. Irregular Verb INTRANSITIVE . Example: The gate needs repainting. · to form the continuous tense. as a verb doing the work of a noun. · after a verb. I'm raising some tomatoes. Example: Waiting for a bus can take a long time. Example: She heard them talking about her. “He may be reading the newspaper now”. or sitting position • to return from death Hot air balloons rise. i. as in ‘reading’. .g.raised raising TO RAISE = • to lift something. Zombies rise from the dead in horror movies! Gerund i present participle (glagolska imenica i sadašnji particip) Gerund is a word that functions as a noun. Example: Walking on the beach. Example: I saw a rock rolling down the hill. Frank's rising from the sofa. Example: He is washing his car..risen .rose . watching people pass by.needs an object VERB FORMS: raise .g. · after a phrasal verb. kneeling. “Jogging is a good way of exercising”. Example: Her scolding frightened her children. · as an adjective. Example: She is busy cooking for dinner. · as the object of a verb. A gerund is used: · as the subject of the sentence. • to set upright by lifting or building Terry raised her hand to wave at her friend. · after a noun.e. e. he threw a ball to his friend. • to bring to maturity. · to show that a person is doing two things at the same time. Example: We are tired after walking for two hours. A present participle is formed by adding ‘-ing’ to the verb. Example: He went fishing with his friends. · with a preposition.raised .rising TO RISE = • to move upward (without assistance) • to move upright from a lying.