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subjunctivenoun [S]

uk   us   /səbˈdʒʌŋk.tɪv/ specialized
in some languages, a verb form that refers 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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