The subjunctive mood is the verb form used to express a wish, a suggestion, a command, or a condition that is contrary to fact. In Subjunctive mood, verb does not show agreement with its subject.
1.Sub+verb+that+sub+base form of verb+ext (not added s/es/ing/ed/modal with verb)
2.Sub + verb+ext + to + verb1+ ext
advice, advise, ask, demand, desire, desirable, essential, imperative, importance, important, insist, insistence, necessary, prefer, preferable, preference, propose, proposal, recommend, recommendation, request, require, requirement, suggest, suggestion, urge, vital
- I was in your position two years ago. (not in the subjunctive mood)
- If I were in your position, I would do the same. (subjunctive mood)
- If I were ordered, I’d go.
- If music be the food of love, play on.
- It is essential to solve the problem.
- If I were a cat, I would lie in the sun all day.
Look at the following box
|subject||base form of verb||ext|
|I wish that||he||cook.|
|It is essential||he||be allowed|
|The doctor suggested that||she||not smoke.|
|It will be essential that||they||be heard.|
|She refused the request that||the prerequisite||be waved.|
|I wish that||it||were||still in use.|
|It is essential that||every child||have||the same facilities.|
|It was important that||he||write||to me soon.|
|Our advice is that||the company||invest||in new equipment.|
|It is important that||she||be||present that time.|
|She suggests that||I||work||full time from Sunday.|
|The board recommended that||the motion||be passed||immediately.|
|It was essential that||he||guard||the box.|
|His requirement is that||everyone||be||computer literate.|
|It is imperative that||the game||begin||at once.|
|She will demand that||he||leave||the hospital premises.|
|He recommended that||each driver||report||his tips.|
|I suggested that||he||implement||a budget cut in March.|
|It is recommended that||she||prepare||a short speech.|
|It’s necessary that||she||be||in the room with you.|
|We asked that||he||listen||carefully|
|It is important that||she||agree||to these terms.|
|Maya insisted that||the student||seek||the aid of a tutor.|
|Sally wishes that||she||were||taller.|