Subjunctive Mood for intermediate learners
Subjunctive is a form or mood of verbs that helps us talk about wishes, possibility or uncertainty. To learn about this mood, start reading this article.
What Is Subjunctive Mood?
A subjunctive mood is a verb form or a set of verb forms in grammar that is used for expressing wishes, suggestions, doubts, etc.
What Does It Look Like?
A subjunctive verb usually, although not always, appears in a sentence with two clauses. Subjunctives appear in subordinate clauses and the other clause has an indicative verb.
The verbs turn to another form when it comes to the 'subjunctive mood.' Here are the changes:
|Normal Form||Subjunctive Form|
|Third-person singulars||verbs without 's' or 'es'|
We can use the subjunctive mood to talk about things or events that are not based on facts. We use it to express:
I wished Sam were with me. (wishes)
I demand that he apologize. (demands)
She suggested that she go and see a doctor. (suggestions)
It's necessary that they be heard. (necessities)