Subjunctive Mood is used to explore the imagination. For example, you might hear an English speaker say, “If I were a fly on the wall, I’d see everything.” The speaker can’t see everything, but they are imagining they could. There’s a power in seeing everything and knowing the truth.
A Bit of Grammar
How do I form sentences with subjunctive mood?
It’s easy to form Subjunctive Mood sentences. They use an:
If + Subject + were
word order. Any Pronoun or Noun can be used in the Subject. For instance, a hungry man might say “If rice were meat, I’d be full.” The sentence is completed with “I’d be” and an Adjective or Noun.
Examples of Subjunctive Mood
1 If I were you, I’d call her now.
2 They would cancel the event if it were them.
3 If Marius were you, he’d use the money to invest.
Q1: Try making your own sentence.
Q2: If you were rich, how would you spend your money?
Q3: What would you do if you were the president/prime minister of your country?
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