the subjunctive

Definition of the subjunctive

grammar

  1. :  the form that a verb or sentence has when it is expressing a suggestion, wish, uncertainty, possibility, etc. “I wish it were not so” is in the subjunctive.

Word by Word Definitions

subjunctiveplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb form or set of verb forms that represents a denoted act or state not as fact but as contingent or possible or viewed emotionally (as with doubt or desire)

  1. :  the subjunctive mood of a language

    :  a form of verb or verbal in the subjunctive mood


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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