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The subjunctive

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    The subjunctive The subjunctive Presentation Transcript

    • The SubjunctiveThis is not explained very well in your book!
    • You have learned verb tenses so far: present past present perfect past perfect future
    • We have a new one that you have not learned yet. It’s the last one to learn! It is
    • We have a new one that you have not learned yet. It’s the last one to learn! It is
    • Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
    • Language changes over time. The subjunctive is disappearing from English.In a few hundred more years it will be gone.
    • However, there are still some situations where it is still used, especially by educated people.There are a few situations where not using it makes you sound uneducated.
    • The present subjunctive is the base form of the verb go/be/have
    • The present subjunctive is the base form of the verb go/be/have
    • Doctors recommend that a child not watch too much TV.Simple present—a child doesn’t watchPresent subjunctive– a child not watch
    • In most cases, using the subjunctive is about sounding educated, not about being understood