The subjunctive is a special, relatively rare verb form in English that expresses something desired or imagined.
We use the subjunctive mainly when talking about events that are not certain to happen. For example, we use the subjunctive when talking about events that somebody:
- wants to happen
- anticipates will happen
- imagines happening
In this lesson we look at the base subjunctive and the were-subjunctive, followed by a quiz to check your understanding: