Subjunctive Mood is used to explore the unreal, but that’s not all. Aside from that, Subjunctive Mood can be used to express a proposal or suggestion.
Simply, a proposal is a plan of action that involves many people. For example, you may hear an English speaker say, “I propose that we meet at noon.” The speaker is suggesting that the speaker and listener meet at 12:00 PM.
All Phrasal Verbs are idiomatic. Their meaning isn’t true in the dictionary. The Phrasal Verb “look through” is no different.
By saying “look through the junk drawer,” the speaker is telling the listener to search for something. This differs from “look through a telescope,” a Declarative that commands the listener to look at the stars.
And so, to “ Look through the junk and find a treasure map” commands that the listener search through the batteries, receipts, and other things that one stores in a junk drawer in hopes of finding a treasure map.
Abstract Nouns are things that can’t be seen or touched. Although there are many things that fall into the category of Abstract Nouns, we are discussing emotions, those strong feelings that come from one’s situation, mood, or relationships with others.
Having said this, you may hear an English speaker say “It’s spring, and love is in the air.”
Zvi always felt alone. He felt as if he would never find a partner, but then he met Zellah, a woman who is his equal in all ways. Zellah felt the same and one day she said to Zvi, “We are a match made in heaven.”
The idiom “a match made in heaven” means that two people are perfect for each other in every way. And, a match made in heaven will have a blissful marriage.
The idiom pop the question has been in use since the 1700s.
Back then, pop the question meant to ask an important question. This question may have been a proposal of marriage, an inquiry into the possibility of purchasing land, or anything else considered important 300 years ago.
By the 1820s, the expression pop the question came to mean asking for someone’s hand in marriage.
If we hadn’t invented subordinate conjunctions, we wouldn’t have conditional language. Just as, if we never found fire, we wouldn’t know the sweet taste of BBQ(barbecue). Or even worse, we would eat raw meat.
It’s no puzzle, the * holds the place of an omitted “if.” And, “if” is the hinge of today’s lesson.
It’s a word that means: in case that; granting or supposing that; on condition that.
The Subordinate Conjunction “if”, like all other conjunctions, links two clauses together. One of the clauses is a complete idea whereas the other is incomplete.
For example in the sentence: “If mankind never found fire, we would eat raw food.”