Meaning of Subjunctive Mood and its uses
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.
Any recommendation or suggestion can be expressed in Subjunctive Mood word order. To do so, use Subject + propose/recommend/suggest + that + subject + verb (base form)
A Bit of Grammar
How do I form sentences with Subjunctive Mood?
You may have heard of The Michelin Guide which rates diners and hotels. The best rating is 5 stars. This brings us to today’s sentence: “The Michelin Guide recommends that we eat at The Inn.” In this case, we are using the Subject + recommend that + subject + verb (base form).
Examples Subjunctive Mood
- We propose that the school celebrate the festival early next month.
- Trisha recommended that they take an English proficiency test.
- I suggest that you think before you speak.
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