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    The subjunctive mood is a verb mood typically used in subordinate clauses to express various states of unreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or action that has not yet occurred.

     Subjunctive presentverb 'to work' verb 'to be'verb 'to have'
    -> I work I beI have
     You work You beYou have
     He / She / It work He / She / It beHe / She / It have
     We work We beWe have
     You work You beYou have
     They work They beThey have

     After these verbs: 
    ask , command,      demand,    insist ,        order,

     advise ,      propose    request ,      suggest ,       recommend

      and these words:   it is crucial  /  essential  /  important  /  necessary  /  vital                 (+ that)

    It is important that Sarah be on time for the interview.

     Other examples
     Dad asks that she come immediatly.
     It is essential that he be here tomorrow.
     It is vital that John take those pills twice a day.
     Mum demands that Peter get home before dark.

     The teacher suggested that Bob study harder.


     Negative form
     Fred advises that Sue not take this job, it is too dangerous.
     Passive voice
     Tom recommended that Yan be allowed to join the tennis team.


     When somebody sneezes you say:

        (God) Bless you !


     'God Bless America' is an
     American  patriotic  song
     written by Irving Berlin  (1918)


     God save the Queen!    Long live the King! 
      If need be I can do the job myself. 
      Come what may I will love you until my dying day. 
      Far be it from me to tell you what to do! but I think... 

     Aladin: I want a huge palace
     with a thousand servants and
     a swimming pool. 

    Genie: So be it!

      Subjunctive past
        verb 'to work' verb 'to be'
     I worked I were
     You worked You were
     He / She / It worked He / She / It were
     We worked We were
     You worked You were
     They worked They were

    After:  If,  suppose,   imagine,  as if,   if only 
     John behaves as if he were a baby. ( But he is not a baby) 
     Suppose your mother were here, what would you say?  
     If only I were a bird
     my days would be forever happy...
       If I were you I would choose the red one.


    After the verb: 'to wish'

     I wish Mark were here today.
     He wishes he weren't working so hard.
     I wish I were twenty again.

     Ryan is lonely, he wishes he had some friends.



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    Write the verb in brackets in the subjunctive (3 negative forms, 2 passive forms).
    It is essential that Lucy her multiplication tables. (to learn)

      If only I  able to read Chinese! (to be)

    It is important that you  too much alcohol before driving.(to drink)

     Sorry, the cake is burnt! I wish I  a better cook. (to be)

     In Phoebe's school it is required that every student  a uniform. (to wear)

    Bob's grandfather is ill. It is urgent that Bob  at once. (to warn)

    The monks insisted that the tourists  the temple with their shoes on. (to enter)

      It's too cold here. I wish I  in a warmer country. (to live)

      It is recommended that you  after eating a large meal. (to swim)

     Mr. Mason demands that the heater  immediately. His room is freezing. (to repair)

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