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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9) Instead of the indicative or subjunctive moods the if-clause may also contain a modal auxiliary.
However, our claim is that the mental representation underlying these conditionals is different depending on whether the conditional is combined with the indicative or subjunctive mood.
Finally, there is the subjunctive mood, which is used mostly in formal situations to talk about a wish or to make a statement that is not factual.
Following this suggestion, it is, perhaps, reasonable to assume that, first, the old past tense forms of the preterite-presents started to express the subjunctive mood in present (non-factual) contexts and then they came to be regarded as present (factual) forms.
s frequent use of the subjunctive mood reminds the reader of the hypothetical frame of the discussion.
In chapter three, Poggio is abandoned in favour of a sketch of the lives and philosophy of Epicurus and Lucretius, the reception they may have enjoyed among Roman readers and an excursus on archaeological finds at Herculaneum, notably at the House of the Papyri, which, back in subjunctive mood, may have belonged to Epicurean Philodemus who may have possessed a codex of De rerum natura.
In sections on grammar, parts of speech, and special topics, it discusses such matters as capitalization, sentences, pronouns, adjectives, verbs in past time, the passive voice, the subjunctive mood, prepositions, conjunctions, discourse markers, numbers, telling time, talking about the weather, and common forms to avoid.
Possibly in response to the shiftiness of his subject, Gooblar has a tendency to state his claims in an oddly subjunctive mood.
To me, it seems as if this discussion of the subjunctive mood has plenty to say about the language of PPACA.
In "The Subjunctive Mood," Salvatore succinctly puts this into words: "And don't you like me more than the me whom I don't let you see?
It is peculiar, finally, that Fisher seems not to understand the subjunctive mood, and his alternating use of antecedent and pronoun (he or him and then she or her) may be chichi, but it is also distracting.
In Tupinamba a dependent clause occurs in the subjunctive mood when its subject is not co-referential with the subject of the main clause.
the first persons) and the functions of the subjunctive mood, which, at the same time, fell into disuse.
Subjunctive mood is used whenever the head of the relative clause is either negated, unknown or non-specific.
But then he launches into a serious discussion of dashes, and of punctuation in general, a trivial-looking mark that is nonetheless crucial to the mood and tempo of his sentences: "Dashes, it seems almost platitudinous to say, have their particular representative virtue, their quickening force, and, to put it roughly, strike both the familiar and the emphatic note, when those are the notes required, with a felicity beyond either the comma or the semicolon; though indeed a fine sense for the semicolon, like any sort of sense at all for the pluperfect tense and the subjunctive mood, on which the whole perspective in a sentence may depend, seems anything but common" (ibid.