Conjunctive mood


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(Gram.) the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency; the subjunctive mood.

See also: Conjunctive

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The conjunctive mood is inflectionally defective in that it generally does not indicate person or number (although these can be indicated with non-3rd person enclitic pronouns or with anaphoric inflection) and many conjunctive clauses do not repeat the tense/aspect information found on the main verb.
In example (6), the first clause is headed by a verb in the conjunctive mood and the second by a verb in a superordinate mood.
As it is well known, history does not tolerate conjunctive mood and our past will always stay with us.