subjunctive - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] linguistics 

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/səbˈdʒʌŋktɪv/
  1. the form of a verb that is used for expressing doubts and wishes. For example, in the sentenceI wish I were taller’, ‘were’ is in the subjunctive. The indicative is used for making statements and asking questions about facts, and the imperative is used for telling someone to do something.

derived word

subjunctive

 

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adjective