- subjunctive (n.)
- "mood employed to denote an action or state as conceived and not as a fact," 1620s, from earlier adjectival use of subjunctive (1520s), from Late Latin subiunctivus "serving to join, connecting," from subiunct-, past participle stem of Latin subiungere "to append, add at the end, place under," from sub "under" (see sub-) + iungere "to join" (see jugular). The Latin modus subiunctivus probably is a grammarians' loan-translation of Greek hypotaktike enklisis "subordinated," so called because the Greek subjunctive mood is used almost exclusively in subordinate clauses.
- 1. The verb is in the subjunctive.
- 2. In " if I were you " the verb " were " is in the subjunctive.
- 在 “ IfIwereyou ” 中动词 “ were ” 是虚拟语气.
- 3. In his lecture the teacher expanded on the uses of the English subjunctive mood.
- 4. There are three kinds of mood in English: the indicative mood, the imperative mood and the subjunctive mood.
- 在英语中有3种语气: 陈述语气, 祈使语气和虚拟语气.
- 5. In this sentence the verb is in the subjunctive mood.
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