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subjunctive

noun [U]  us   /səbˈdʒʌŋk·tɪv/
grammar the mood (= form) of a verb used to refer to actions that are possibilities rather than facts: In the sentence "I wish I were rich," the verb "were" is in the subjunctive.
Translations of “subjunctive”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些語言中動詞的)虛擬式…
in Russian сослагательное наклонение…
in Turkish dilek/istek/şart kipi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些语言中动词的)虚拟式…
in Polish tryb łączący…
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