subjunctive mood (present)

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subjunctive mood (present)

Post by jnjewel » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:08 am


I came across a comment on my grammar book about subjunctive mood.

example sentence: It is necessary that he go there at once.

In the book, it says in American English, subjunctive mood is used here, but in UK, it is considered to be very formal.

Since I'm an American English speaker but taking a Cambridge fluency test soon, I am wondering how it is actually used in the UK.

I appreciate your thought on it.

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Re: subjunctive mood (present)

Post by Alan » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:26 am

Relatively little, but most speakers would probably recognize it as formally/classically correct.

However, the chances of your being corrected for failing to use it in the UK are close to zero!