conjunctive mood


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  • Conjunctive mood — Conjunctive Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjunctive mood — noun (grammar) The subjunctive mood generally, or when used in a principal clause, or in the principal clause of a conditional sentence • • • Main Entry: ↑conjunct …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conjunctive — Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conjunctive tissue — Conjunctive Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjunctive — [kən juŋk′tiv] adj. [ME conjunctif < L conjunctivus, connective (in LL, subjunc. mood) < conjunctus: see CONJOINT] 1. serving to join together; connective 2. united; combined; joint 3. Gram. a) used as a conjunction [the conjunctive adverb… …   English World dictionary

  • Subjunctive mood — In grammar, the subjunctive mood (abbreviated sjv or sbjv) is a verb mood typically used in subordinate clauses to express various states of irreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or action that has not yet… …   Wikipedia

  • Grammatical mood — Grammatical categories Animacy Aspect Case Clusivity Definiteness Degree of comparison Evidentiality Focus …   Wikipedia

  • Irrealis mood — Irrealis moods (abbreviated irr) are the main set of grammatical moods that indicate that a certain situation or action is not known to have happened as the speaker is talking. Every language has a formula for the unreal. The Indian languages of… …   Wikipedia

  • subjunctive mood — noun Mood expressing an action or state which is hypothetical or anticipated rather than actual, including wishes and commands. If John were here, he would know what to do. Syn: conjunctive mood …   Wiktionary

  • cellular tissue — Conjunctive Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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