The subjunctive mood
The subjunctive mood is used to explore conditional or imaginary situations. It can be a bit tricky , which partially explains why many speakers and writers decide to not use it. There are 3 kinds:
In many cases, the subjunctive and indicative forms of a verb are the same. So you wouldn't rally notice whether a verb is used in subjunctive or indicative mood. The only indicator for subjunctive is that no ‘s’ is added in 3rd person singular and that the verb ‘be’ remains ‘be’ for all forms in present tense and becomes ‘were’ for all forms in past tense.
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