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
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Translations
konjunktiivisubjunktiivi
kötőmód
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"The subjunctive mood, past perfect tense of the verb `to know.'"
Miss Dearborn had not thought of it before, but on reflection she believed the subjunctive mood was a "sad" one and "if" rather a sorry "part of speech."
She thought it good for them to see that she could make an excellent lather while she corrected their blunders "without looking,"-- that a woman with her sleeves tucked up above her elbows might know all about the Subjunctive Mood or the Torrid Zone--that, in short, she might possess "education" and other good things ending in "tion," and worthy to be pronounced emphatically, without being a useless doll.
In "Subjunctive Mood," Showler writes, "Thoughts: I've been experimenting/ with those.
6201(a)(4)(A), with its use of the subjunctive mood: "as if such amount were such tax." This denotes, the court said, Congress's intentional expression of a condition contrary to fact.
He focuses on four plays each in chapters on Ibsen: the buried secret and the big surprise, Chekhov: life in the subjunctive mood, and Strindberg: isles of the dead.
On a more critical note, in my opinion, The Politics of Distinction could have profited from a more elaborate theorizing of central notions such as Pareto's sentimento or of the subjunctive mood that characterizes the activities of both elites, as I take these aspirations and hopes (and disappointments and frustrations) to be the most promising avenue for contemporary research on elites and politics in Africa in general.
I'm an n+1 admirer and personally fond of many of its sad young founders, but the immersion thing can be bet-hedging, especially in combination with Dombek's affinity for the subjunctive mood: "If more and more people are now more evil and fake," "If narcissism has become more fluid and widespread ..." I'm a big user/abuser of the subjunctive myself, and fully understand what a convenient pal it is when you don't want to be declarative, but it can lead to confusion about what you yourself actually think, like say about whether narcissism really is a thing.
The unnamed 11-year-old Year 6 pupil was angered by the singer's incorrect use of the "subjunctive mood" in the 2012 hit Boyfriend.
In Middle and early Modern English, on the other hand, verbs are regularly found in the subjunctive mood in conditional protases (Rissanen 1999: 308; Fischer 1992: 349-50).
But in the same passages, Atreides and Lopez employ the subjunctive mood. The difference between the indicative and the subjunctive is fundamental to the Spanish language.