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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: subjunctivus, from Latin subjunctus, past participle of subjungere 'to join below, subordinate'

subjunctive

noun
     
Related topics: Grammar
sub‧junc‧tive [countable]
SLG a verb form or a set of verb forms in grammar, used in some languages to express doubt, wishes etc. For example, in 'if I were you', the verb 'to be' is in the subjunctive [↪ imperative, indicative]
subjunctive adjective

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