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Subjunctive Verbs

22 Jun 2008 on Learning

Subjunctive is a special rare verb in English. The structure is extremely simple:

The subjunctive is typically used after 3 structures:

  1. the verbs: ask, command, demand, insist, propose, recommend, request, suggest + that
  2. the nouns: demand, recommendation, insistence, request, preference, request, proposal, suggestion 
  3. the expressions: it is desirable, essential, important, necessary, imperative, vital + that

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