The subjunctive

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The subjunctive

  1. 1. The SubjunctiveThis is not explained very well in your book!
  2. 2. You have learned verb tenses so far: present past present perfect past perfect future
  3. 3. We have a new one that you have not learned yet. It’s the last one to learn! It is
  4. 4. We have a new one that you have not learned yet. It’s the last one to learn! It is
  5. 5. Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
  6. 6. Language changes over time. The subjunctive is disappearing from English.In a few hundred more years it will be gone.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. The present subjunctive is the base form of the verb go/be/have
  9. 9. The present subjunctive is the base form of the verb go/be/have
  10. 10. Doctors recommend that a child not watch too much TV.Simple present—a child doesn’t watchPresent subjunctive– a child not watch
  11. 11. In most cases, using the subjunctive is about sounding educated, not about being understood

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