subjunctive

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Synonyms for subjunctive

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

relating to a mood of verbs

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The footnote in Okin's and Morgan's editions goes one step further, offering a nuanced observation to help us appreciate how sly Mill is: "By using the present est instead of the subjunctive sit, Mill misquotes Bacon, thereby making a more pejorative judgment of the views of the many.
The Spanish subjunctive and the Albanian optative express desire with similar semantic features, however, they are expressed with different syntactical structures.
The subjunctives do not contrast in tense; neither of them participates in the morphological contrast in semantic tense found in finite forms.
Class I and V ablauting subjunctives of the type of TB prekam(-ne) /prek-en/, 3pl.
Crucefix's verse is unforced, handling Rilke's subjunctives and complicated structures with assurance.
Of special interest are the hortatory subjunctives that follow from this state of affairs: "let us hold fast [katanoomen] to the confession of our hope" (v.
That way, as we grow up, we'd be able to communicate with anyone, absolutely anywhere in the world, without having to worry about subjunctives, permanent or temporary states of being, moods and verb conjugations.
I remember learning about things like Gerunds, Plu-perfects and Subjunctives in Latin classes which are lost in the misty past.
If you haven't thought about gerunds, dangling participles, and subjunctives since high school, remain calm; the book's glossary provides clear definitions of these terms.
The indicatives of plague were turning slowly back into subjunctives, the duties into doubts, and there was no easy out.
Questioning subjunctives, subtle enjambments, or musical rhymes are absent.
Thus, the proposition that worlds exist is a consequence of the fictionalist's analysis of subjunctives.
Imperatives, optatives, and (in early Vedic) subjunctives to desideratives are not rare, and again it might have helped to refine his views on the function of the desiderative if he had examined the interaction between the inherent "desiderativity" of the stem and particular modal deployments of it.
Chapters 10-23 constitute, for the most part, detailed elaboration and endorsement of the familiar Robert Stalnaker and David Lewis analysis of subjunctives (counterfactuals) in terms of possible worlds.
Yet the grammar is moderately comprehensive and includes brief explanation of the past historic and the imperfect and pluperfect subjunctives.