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English definition of “subjunctive”

subjunctive

noun [S] uk   /səbˈdʒʌŋk.tɪv/ specialized us  
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.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
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