Subjunctive

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Definition

Subjunctive is a mode of tense, different from indicative, used in embedded clauses and indicating that the information expressed in the clause is non-factive.

Example

The verb être in French has soit in (ii) as a subjunctive form, distinct from the indicative form est in (i).

(i)  Je sais qu'il est capable
     I know that he isIND capable
(ii) Il faut qu'il soit capable
     It must that he beSUBJ capable
     'He should be capable'

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