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  • n  a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
  • a  relating to a mood of verbs
    subjunctive verb endings

  • For most it is just part of growing up, rather like coming to grips with the subjunctive in their French lessons.
  • And he accuses me--in some sort of weird future tense, the hubristic subjunctive perhaps--of being an incipient cheerleader for the Obama Administration.
  • She can deliver a joke for anything in english (see: Dogma), she really should just stick to rapid fire authoratative spanish ("Wait was that the subjunctive?").
News & Articles

  • US Extends Most Embassy Closures Until August 10
    The latest subjunctive paraphrase, just released by the US State Department: " Please don't panic... well, actually panic just a little bit, but thanks to the NSA's pervasive snooping activity, in retrospect there will have been no need to panic, as any terror threats will have been promptly eliminated (except for those that sneak through the NSA's dragnet like the Boston bombing of course). So ...
    Aug. 4, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Donna Leon in NPR
    A story begins and it always passes from the subjunctive to the declarative,Leon says. "And Italians don't seem to care about making a fine distinction between that which is speculation and that which is fact."
  • Joe Satriani in San Francisco Chronicle
    He said suburban kids all suffered from the subjunctive disease,Satriani says, "should have, could have, would have ...... He taught me to play only what you want to play, not what other people want you to play."

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