subjunctive mood

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subjunctive mood

The subjunctive mood refers to verbs that are used to describe hypothetical or non-real actions, events, or situations. This is in comparison to the indicative mood, which is used to express factual, non-hypothetical information.
We most commonly use the subjunctive mood to express desires or wishes; to express commands, suggestions, requests, or statements of necessity; or to describe hypothetical outcomes that depend on certain conditions.
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Noun1.subjunctive mood - a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Translations
konjunktiivisubjunktiivi
kötőmód
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nerede ferde Present subjunctive Subclass 1 Subclass 2 sg.
The morphome is central to his discussion of the "L-pattern," "U-pattern," and "N pattern" of verb allomorphy in which a distinctive root is found in certain inflectional forms; for example, the "L-pattern" root is found in the first-person singular present indicative and all of the present subjunctive forms.
She argues that elimination of redundancy has been cited in the literature as a source of other changes in the Spanish subjunctive, and backs this claim by providing the example of the future subjunctive, whose functions have been taken over by the present subjunctive and nowadays appears only in legal language or frozen in proverbs such as (1):
Some factors in the acquisition ofthe present subjunctive in Spanish: A Re-Analysis", en Hispania 73 (3), pp.
Visvabandhu (1960: 104) identifies the form as a third person singular present subjunctive active of the root r, which Bohtlingk, Ksirasvamin, Hemacandra, and Vopadeva include in the fifth class of their dhatupathas, in addition to including rn in the eighth class.
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Hankins emends to "sequatur," present subjunctive, to parallel the present subjunctive "uniat" and to reflect the fact that this short sentence is in effect the apodosis of a conditional sentence whose protasis was implied in the interrogative sentence prior to its occurrence.
It is a present subjunctive, which implies a continued act of loving Jesus.
An excellent feature is that, in the tables, individual verbs, with their different tenses and moods (present indicative, present subjunctive, imperative, preterite, imperfect subjunctive, imperfect indicative, future indicative, conditional, gerund, and participle), are listed with their irregular parts shaded.