subjunctive mood

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a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible


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Another frequently occurring topic was the perennial problem with subjunctive mood after the verb wish, as in "I wish I (was/were) able to go.
Unfailingly clear, he takes subtle pleasure in original linguistic touches, with an expressive and Latinate penchant for the subjunctive mood.
Then, Casilde Isabelli studies the use and simplification of the subjunctive mood amongst Spanish-speaking Latinos in Reno, Nevada.
We show how the catastrophic loss of the morphological marking of the mood distinctions in the verb ending during the transition from Classical Greek to Hellenistic Koine was followed by (i) the emergence of a separate projection of a functional category MOOD inside the Comp-layer hosting the subjunctive/ indicative mood features followed by (ii) the grammaticalization of the conjunction hina to the subjunctive mood particle na and its transference from the C head to the separate MOOD head located between the C and the INFL heads and (iii) the subsequent relocation of the imperative from the INFL head to the MOOD head.
There's little point in going on about the Oxford comma, the hanging participle, the subsidiary clause, the mixed metaphor, the split infinitive or the subjunctive mood while knowledge of the language's basic structure is so sorely lacking.
Hook is therefore careful to make frequent use of the subjunctive mood.
Yet the public presentation of a cinematic text is subject to the same cultural dynamics as any display event, which includes the subjunctive mood.
Although Pangle's interpretation seems a little stretched at times--the frequent use of "perhaps" and the subjunctive mood testify to an eagerness for reading between the lines--he makes a lot of sense out of a puzzling and complex work.
For Turner, ritual and aesthetic forms "represent the reflexivity of the social process, wherein society becomes at once subject and object; it represents also its subjunctive mood, wherein suppositions, desires, hypotheses, and so forth all become legitimate.
Other commentators have said that the condition is a factual condition precedent because the subjunctive mood is not used.
Okoro's mention of the subjunctive mood in this connection that first gave me a key to the problem.
And they reconcile these observations concerning "finiteness" with the suggestion that "the subjunctive mood in English is associated with a non-overt modal auxiliary, the equivalent of the overt modal should".
Past linguistic researchers (Guitart 1982, Ocampo 1990, Silva-Corvalan 1995, Struderus 1995, Montrul 2005, among others) suggest that there is a simplification of subjunctive usage by United States Spanish speakers among the second and third-generations, whereas Torres (1997) suggests that the use of the subjunctive mood among these different generations do not significantly differ during natural conversational speech.
In the Akkadian verb, the verb implied, of course, in the title of this book, -[empty set] served for the indicative mood, -u for the subjunctive mood, and -i for the "i-modus," the very existence of which is disputed.
The como-conditional construction consists of a clausal protasis marked by the conjunction como `as' and a present or past tense subjunctive mood verb form (SUBJ).